Celebration of 3000th Publication
in Complex Plasma
We received the following email from Prof.
Gregor Morfill of Max-Planck-Institut fur
"On 7th of October 2004, we
celebrated the 3000th (!) publication in complex plasmas. The method
of selection was the following: first we identified the papers using
the search engine "web
of science", starting in 1945. The key words were "dust and plasma(s)" or "complex
plasmas(s)". A total of 3057 papers was found, number 3000 was "Khrapak
and Morfill, Phys. Rev. E, Vol. 68, 066411 (2004)". We took into account
some possible errors due to missing or wrongly identified papers and
decided that the fairest way to select the "official" 3000th paper should
be done by "picking the right one out of Dimitri Samsonov's "Oktoberfest
hat". The picking was carried out by Elsbeth Collmar, my secretary,
supervised by a lot of greedy scientists who all wanted to win a bottle
of fine Champagne (donated by yours truly). This procedure is often
used in our group when we have something (or nothing) to celebrate.
The result is always final - no legal claims are allowed.
The winner is:
Shukla and Mahajan, Phys. Lett. A 328
(2-3): 185-188, July
Our congratulations to our respected colleagues - you
may claim your prize at the Max-Planck-Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics
any time. I would suggest that you do this quickly - otherwise the bottle might
to commemorate the happy event!