14-18 October 2013
Amsterdam, Beurs van Berlage
Europe/Amsterdam timezone

Scholarly literature and the media: scientific impact and social perception of HEP computing

17 Oct 2013, 14:16
20m
Veilingzaal (Amsterdam, Beurs van Berlage)

Veilingzaal

Amsterdam, Beurs van Berlage

Oral presentation to parallel session Facilities, Production Infrastructures, Networking and Collaborative Tools Facilities, Infrastructures, Networking and Collaborative Tools

Speaker

Dr Maria Grazia Pia (Universita e INFN (IT))

Description

The broad coverage of the search for the Higgs boson in the mainstream media is a relative novelty for HEP research, whose achievements have traditionally been limited to scholarly literature. This presentation illustrates the results of a scientometric analysis of HEP computing in scientific literature, institutional media and the press, and a comparative overview of similar metrics concerning recent particle physics measurements. The picture emerging from these scientometric data documents the scientific impact and social perception of HEP computing. This analysis intends to open a discussion in the software-oriented community for improved communication of the scientific and social role of HEP computing.

Primary authors

Dr Maria Grazia Pia (Universita e INFN (IT)) Mr Tullio Basaglia (CERN)

Co-authors

Dr Paul Dressendorfer (IEEE) Dr Zane Bell (Oak Ridge National Laboratory)

Presentation Materials