Greeks may be only 0.2% of the world population but 3% of top international scientists are of Greek nationality, according to a recent Stanford University research.
The research title was “The exodus of Greek scientists – a meta-analysis,” and the survey showed statistics for a total of 672 scientists with Greek names who have the most influence in the international scientific bibliography. The professor used statistical data from the Google Scholar database.
On average, the 672 Greek scientists have received 17,000 reports each in the international scientific bibliography. Only one in seven of them (14%) lived or live in Greece, 86% of them live abroad where several of them were born, and 33 of them have passed away. In the wider scientific community there are about 20 million authors who have made at least one scientific publication. Greek names represent about 1% of those, meaning 200,000, while Greek names represent 3% of all scientists.
Statistically, out of the 672 leading Greek scientists, only 95 (14%) are located in Greece. More than half (376 people or 56%) live and work in the United States, 60 scientists (9%) in the United Kingdom, 31 in Canada, 24 in Germany, 20 in France, 19 in Switzerland, 17 in Australia, nine in Cyprus, while 21 Greek scientists live and work in various other countries.
Most Greek scientists in the U.S. live and work in California (74), followed by Massachusetts (64), New York (62). In Greece there are 48 scientists in various cities and 47 in Athens; 31 in London, 21 in Texas, 21 in Pennsylvania, 19 in Oxford and Cambridge, 17 in Connecticut and 15 live and work in Illinois.
Source: The TOC