Each year, Clarivate™ identifies the small fraction of the global research scientists and social scientists who have demonstrated significant and broad influence in their field(s) of research . This select group contributes disproportionately to extending the frontiers of knowledge and gaining for society innovations that make the world healthier, more sustainable, and more secure.
For both 2022 and 2023, the CEO of nodeQ, Professor Stefano Pirandola, has been distinguished as part of the esteemed recipients recognized by Clarivate™ . Pirandola's scientific contributions have been to the field of Physics, specifically to the development of the areas of quantum communication, security, and networking.
"The success of any company venturing into quantum technology fundamentally relies on having a strong research foundation," emphasized the CEO. "At nodeQ, we are proud to embody this principle, possessing the comprehensive research background essential for innovation in this field."
According to the Clarivate™: "Each researcher selected has authored multiple Highly Cited Papers™ which rank in the top 1% by citations for their field(s) and publication year in the Web of Science™ over the past decade. However, citation activity is not the sole selection indicator. A preliminary list based on citation activity is then refined using qualitative analysis and expert judgment. Of the world’s population of scientists and social scientists, Highly Cited Researchers™ are 1 in 1,000."
Pirandola also constantly appears in the prestigious "Stanford List"  of the most-cited scientists in the World, ranking 48th in 2019, 39th in 2020, 24th in 2021, and 21st in 2022 for the entire field of General Physics. The Stanford List is a publication about the scientific impact of a pool of 70k+ top 2% researchers around the globe.
 The full list of 2023 Recipients announced on the Clarivate website
 Pirandola's Web of Science profile
 The multi-year dataset of the Stanford List is available on this repository