The World’s Leading Science Cities

May 13, 2013

Science and technology are key drivers of economic growth. But where are the world’s leading science cities? A new study published in Nature’s Scientific Reports ranks the top cities for physics research around the world.

The study tracks the “citation patterns” of papers published in American Physical Society journals between 1960 to 2009. The researchers compiled a detailed “geolocalized citation network” dataset spanning more than 2,000 cities worldwide. They use these data to identify cities that are knowledge producers (using citations received as a proxy) and knowledge consumers (citations given).

Full article from theatlanticcities.com