School of Physics Colloquia

Monday 21 August

Professor Stephen Bartlett , University of Sydney
Navigating the modern minefield of research performance metrics

Love them or loathe them, metrics are used increasingly often in attempts to assess the research performance of the University, the School, and you! They vary from the standard (total citations, h-index) to the arcane (field-weighted citation impact). What are they, how are they being used, and what are some of the problems with them? I'll provide a critical overview of the metrics used in international rankings, ERA, and individual performance evaluations. This should be of interest to all researchers, from PhD to Professor.

11.00am, Slade Lecture Theatre, Physics Building A28

Cake and coffee are served at all School Colloquia.

Future Colloquia

Monday, 28 August: Dr Martin White, University of Adelaide

Monday, 6 November: Professor Damien Hicks, Swinburne University of Technology