Shri Kulkarni is the McArthur Professor at Caltech.
He has about 300 refereed publications, and is in the close vicinity of a major numerological birthday anniversary.
Of his papers, about fifty are in Nature!
PS: I just saw Shri at the AAS.
He did it – fifty Nature papers before the deadline…
that is quite something.
ADS lists 54 Nature publications, of which I count 4 which are non-refereed, so I’m counting 50 refereed Nature papers (and 3 Science papers!), with about 5000 citations in total.
It is possible I missed one of the N&V articles or unrefereed correspondences and am counting too many, in which case Shri is still at “only” 49 Nature papers (but I hear rumours #50 [or 51 as the case may be] may be in the pipeline…).
Is there anyone in any other field with anything like that sort of a record?
I also see a couple of instances of 3 Nature papers in a single volume of Nature, and several instances of two papers in a single issue (linked “discovery” papers).
Most of the papers are on pulsars or gamma ray bursts. Many of the latter are co-authored with multiple authors, but still, that is seriously impressive. That is about two Nature papers per year during his active research career, to date.
For comparison, I currently have 2 Nature and 1 Science papers and if I have 5 in total by the time I hit the same grand old age, I will consider myself to have done well, as a deciShri.