Licia Verde, from the ICCUB (IEEC-UB), selected for the Thomson Reuters’ 2015 list of Highly Cited Researchers
Licia Verde, ICREA researcher at the Institute of Cosmos Sciences (IEEC-UB), is among the top-cited researchers in the world, according to the recently published Thomson Reuters report.


The Highly Cited Researchers report from Thomson Reuters is an annual list recognizing leading researchers in the sciences and social sciences from around the world. About three thousand researchers earned this distinction by writing the greatest number of papers ranking among the top 1% most cited for their subject field and year of publication. For the analysis, only Highly Cited Papers in journals indexed in the Web of Science Core Collection during the 11-year period 2003-2013 were surveyed, in order to recognize early and mid-career as well as senior researchers.

Licia Verde has been an ICREA astrophysicist at ICCUB (IEEC-UB) since 2009, were she leads the Cosmology and Large Structure group. Her research topics include theoretical cosmology, cosmic microwave background, large scale structure, galaxy clusters, statistical applications and data analysis. She is also interested in the study of the large-scale structure of the Universe and in the analysis of galaxy surveys.

Thorough her career, Verde has worked in the main cosmological surveys of the last decade: the 2dF Galaxy Redshift Survey (2dFGRS), Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe (WMAP) and Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS). As a member of the WMAP team, which was awarded with the 2012 Gruber Cosmology Prize, Licia Verde led the effort of the cosmological analysis and interpretation of WMAP data, giving rise to one of the two most cited papers in the history of astronomy (7000 cites) . She also led the measurement and analysis of the higher-order correlations of 2dfGRS and SDSS. In addition she has worked on the joint interpretation of CMB and LSS cosmological surveys including the recently released Planck data. Over the last 5 years her group has been leading the effort of extracting information about fundamental physics from cosmological observations.
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