Thomson Reuters Predicts 2012 Nobel Laureates

                Thomson Reuters Predicts 2012 Nobel Laureates

  PR Newswire

  PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 19, 2012

- Quantum Teleportation among discoveries forecast for honors in Science;
Economics selectees include man who predicted bubbles in the stock and housing
markets

PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- With the eyes of the world firmly
fixed on Stockholm and the upcoming announcement of the 2012 Nobel Prize
recipients, the IP & Science business of Thomson Reuters, the world leader in
intelligent information for businesses and professionals, announced its 2012
"Nobel-class" Citation Laureates today.

Annually, Thomson Reuters citation analysts mine proprietary data from the
company's research platform, Web of Knowledge ^™ , to identify the most
influential researchers in the categories of chemistry, physics, physiology or
medicine, and economics. Based on a thorough review of citations to their
research, the company names these high-impact researchers as Thomson Reuters
Citation Laureates and predicts them to be Nobel Prize winners, either this
year or in the future.

"Our Citation Laureate selection process operates much like the Nobel
Foundation's selection process," said David Pendlebury, Thomson Reuters
citation analyst. "We recognize fundamental discoveries and identify the most
important contributors to these discoveries. Our Citation Laureates have made
such important contributions to science that we believe them to be peers of
the Nobel Prize winners in every way; they simply have yet to win."

The Citation Laureates rank among the top one-tenth of one percent (0.1%) of
researchers in their fields in terms of citation impact, based on citations of
their published papers over the last three decades. The 2012 Laureates include
21 influential researchers whose high-profile discoveries cover pioneering
work such as quantum teleportation (Charles H. Bennett of IBM Corporation,
Gilles Brassard of the University of Montreal and William K. Wootters of
Williams College); the experimental demonstration of "slow light" (Stephen E.
Harris of Stanford University and Lene V. Hau of Harvard University); and
fundamental discoveries in genetic regulation (C. David Allis of Rockefeller
University and Michael Grunstein of University of California, Los Angeles).

Also among the high-profile achievements of this year's picks is the
pioneering work in financial market volatility and the dynamics of asset
prices by Robert Shiller of Yale University. Shiller is known as the author of
the best-selling book Irrational Exuberance , which warned of the damaging
stock and housing market bubbles.

Thirteen of the 2012 Citation Laureates hail from American institutions, two
are from Canada, three from Japan and three from the United Kingdom. Now in
its eleventh consecutive year of predictions, Thomson Reuters has successfully
predicted 26 Nobel Prize recipients to date.

For detailed information about the Citation Laureates and their fields of
research, and to learn about previously named Citation Laureates who are still
contending for a Nobel Prize, visit the Thomson Reuters Citation Laureates
website at http://sciencewatch.thomsonreuters.com/nobel .

Follow @nobelcitings and @TR_ScienceWatch on Twitter.com for up-to-the-minute
news on the predictions and deeper insight into their fields of research.
Facebook users are encouraged to submit their guesses for the 2012 Nobel Prize
winners and take part in Nobel discussions on the Web of Knowledge Facebook
page.

The 2012 Thomson Reuters Citation Laureates by Nobel Prize category are:

CHEMISTRY
Louis E. Brus Samuel Latham Mitchill Professor Department of Chemistry
Columbia University New York, New York, USA For discovery of colloidal
semiconductor nanocrystals (quantum dots)
Akira Fujishima President, Tokyo University of Science Special University
Professor Emeritus, University of Tokyo Supreme Advisor, Kanagawa Academy of
Science and Technology Tokyo, Japan For the discovery of photocatalytic
properties of titanium dioxide (the Honda-Fujishima Effect)
Masatake Haruta Adjunct Professor, Department of Applied Chemistry Graduate
School of Urban Environmental Sciences Tokyo Metropolitan University Tokyo,
Japan -and- Graham J. Hutchings  Professor of Physical Chemistry and
Director of the Cardiff Catalysis Center Cardiff University Cardiff, Wales
U.K. For independent foundational discoveries of catalysis by gold
PHYSICS
Charles H. Bennett IBM Fellow Thomas J. Watson Research Center IBM
Corporation

Yorktown Heights, New York, USA

-and-

Gilles Brassard

Canada Research Chair in Quantum Information Processing

University of Montreal

Montreal, Quebec, Canada

-and-

William K. Wootters Barclay Jermain Professor of Natural Philosophy

Department of Physics

Williams College,

Williamstown, Massachusetts, USA

For their pioneering description of a protocol for quantum teleportation,
which has since been experimentally verified
Leigh T. Canham

Chief Scientific Officer

pSiMedica Ltd.

Malvern

Honorary Professor

School of Physics and Astronomy

University of Birmingham

Birmingham, England, U.K.

For discovery of photoluminescence in porous silicon
Stephen E. Harris Kenneth and Barbara Oshman Professor of Electrical
Engineering and Professor of Applied Physics Emeritus

Stanford University

Stanford, California, USA

-and-

Lene V. Hau

Mallinckrodt Professor of Physics and Applied Physics

School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Harvard University

Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA

For the experimental demonstration of electromagnetically induced
transparency (Harris) and of 'slow light' (Harris and Hau)

PHYSIOLOGY or MEDICINE
C. David Allis

Tri-Institutional Professor and Joy and Jack Fishman Professor

Head, Laboratory of Chromatin Biology and Epigenetics Rockefeller University

New York, New York, USA

-and-

Michael Grunstein

Distinguished Professor of Biological Chemistry

Geffen School of Medicine

University of California Los Angeles

Los Angeles, California, USA

For fundamental discoveries concerning histone modifications and their role
in genetic regulation
Anthony "Tony" R. Hunter

American Cancer Society Professor Molecular and Cell Biology Laboratory

Renato Dulbecco Chair

Salk Institute for Biological Studies

Adjunct Professor, Section of Molecular Biology

University of California, San Diego

La Jolla, California, USA 

For the discovery of tyrosine phosphorylation and contributions to
understanding protein kinases and their role in signal transduction

-and-

Anthony "Tony" J. Pawson

Distinguished Scientist and Apotex Chair in Molecular Oncology

Samuel Lunenfeld Research Institute of Mount Sinai Hospital

Professor in the Department of Molecular Genetics

University of Toronto

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

For identification of the phosphotyrosine binding SH2 domain and
demonstrating its function in protein-protein interactions
Richard O. Hynes Daniel K. Ludwig Professor for Cancer Research

David H. Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator

Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA

-and-

Erkki Ruoslahti Distinguished Professor, Center for Nanomedicine

Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute

University of California Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara, California, USA

-and-

Masatoshi Takeichi Director, RIKEN Center for Developmental Biology

Kobe, Japan

For pioneering discoveries of cell adhesion molecules, Hynes and Ruoslahti
for integrins and Takeichi for cadherins
ECONOMICS
Sir Anthony B. Atkinson Research Professor, Department of Economics Oxford
University, Oxford, England U.K. For studies of income inequality and
contributions to welfare state and public sector economics -and- Angus S.
Deaton Dwight D. Eisenhower Professor of International Affairs and Professor
of Economics and International Affairs Woodrow Wilson School Princeton
University Princeton, New Jersey, USA For empirical research on consumption,
income and savings, poverty and health, and well-being
Stephen A. Ross Franco Modigliani Professor of Financial Economics and
Professor of Finance The MIT Sloan School of Management Massachusetts
Institute of Technology Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA For his arbitrage
pricing theory and other fundamental contributions to finance
Robert J. Shiller Arthur M. Okun Professor of Economics Cowles Foundation for
Research in Economics and Professor of Finance The International Center for
Finance Yale University New Haven, Connecticut, USA For pioneering
contributions to financial market volatility and the dynamics of asset prices

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