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Here are UiB’s most influential scientists

Archaeologist Christopher Henshilwood and cardiologist Kenneth Dickstein have both been named among the most cited researchers in the world.

MOST INFLUENTIAL: Professors Christopher Henshilwood (left) and Kenneth Dickstein are listed as the most influential and cited researchers in the world.

MOST INFLUENTIAL: Professors Christopher Henshilwood (left) and Kenneth Dickstein are listed as the most influential and cited researchers in the world.
MOST INFLUENTIAL: Professors Christopher Henshilwood (left) and Kenneth Dickstein are listed as the most influential and cited researchers in the world.
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According to the Highly Cited Researchers 2016 ranking, University of Bergen (UiB) scientists Christopher Henshilwood and Kenneth Dickstein are among the world’s most influential researchers.

Highly Cited Researchers from the Intellectual Property (IP) and Science business of Thomson Reuters is an annual list recognising leading researchers in the sciences and social sciences from around the world. The 2016 list focuses on contemporary research achievement: only Highly Cited Papers in science and social sciences journals indexed in the Web of Science Core Collection during the 11-year period 2004-2014 were surveyed.

A pioneer in archaeology

Christopher Henshilwood is professor at the Department of Archaeology, History, Cultural Studies and Religion at the University of Bergen and the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa.

The Former ERC Advanced Grant holder is currently the principal investigator of the project Centre for Early Human Behaviour (EHB) Homo Sapiens Behavioural Evolution 100-50 000 Years, South Africa, which is now in the running to become a Norwegian Centre of Excellence (SFF), a scheme administered by the Research Council of Norway.

Professor Francesco d'Errico is also on the list of most influential and most cited researchers. He is closely linked to the EHB project, and a former professor II at UiB.

Outstanding cardiology research

Kenneth Dickstein is a professor at the Department of Clinical Science as well as head physician at Stavanger University Hospital, specialising in cardiology research. Dickstein has a PhD from UiB, and has also performed research at Harvard Medical School. He is one of Norway’s most cited professors of medicine, and has been lauded for his outstanding research contributions in the field of cardiology.