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Likely Nobel prize winners for 2014

September 25, 2013 16:51 IST

The IP & Science business of Thomson Reuters has announced its 2013 “Nobel-class” Citation Laureates on Wednesday, which names 28 researchers representing 22 distinct academic and research organisations, and six different countries.

The nominees on the list include François Englert and Peter W Higgs for their prediction of the Brout-Englert-Higgs boson particle in the field of physics; and, in the field of economics, Sam Peltzman and Richard A. Posner for their work extending economic theories of regulation.

Nominees in the field of medicine include Adrian P. Bird, Howard Cedar and Aharon Razin for their fundamental discoveries concerning DNA methylation and gene expression. Chemistry nominees include M.G. Finn, Valery V. Fokin and K. Barry Sharpless for their development of modular click chemistry. If selected, this would be Sharpless’s second Nobel Prize (he won in 2001 for his work on chirally catalyzed oxidation reactions).

Here is a complete list of the citation laureates:

CHEMISTRY

A Paul Alivisatos

Samsung Distinguished Professor of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, and Professor of Chemistry and Materials Science and Engineering, and Director of LawrenceBerkeley National Laboratory

University of California, Berkeley

Berkeley, CA, USA

and

Chad A Mirkin

George B. Rathmann Professor of Chemistry

Northwestern University

Evanston, IL, USA

and

Nadrian C Seeman

Margaret and Herman Sokol Professor of Chemistry

New YorkUniversity

New York, NY, USA

For contributions to DNA nanotechnology

Bruce N Ames

Senior Scientist and Professor Emeritus, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Children’s Hospital Oakland Research Institute, Oakland, CA and University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, USA

For the invention of the Ames test of mutagenicity

M G Finn

Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Georgia Institute of Technology

Atlanta, GA, USA

and

Valery V Fokin

Associate Professor of Chemistry

The Scripps Research Institute

La Jolla, CA, USA

and

K  Barry Sharpless

W M Keck Professor of Chemistry

The Scripps Research Institute

La Jolla, CA, USA

For the development of modular click chemistry

PHYSICS

François Englert

Professor Emeritus and Distinguished Visiting Professor in Residence, Chapman Institute for Quantum Studies

Université Libre de Bruxelles, Brussels, Belgium and ChapmanUniversity, Orange, CA, USA

and

Peter W Higgs

Professor Emeritus

University of Edinburgh

Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

For their prediction of the Brout-Englert-Higgs boson

Hideo Hosono

Professor, Materials and Structures Laboratory and Director of

MaterialsResearchCenter for Element Strategy

Tokyo Institute of Technology

Yokohama, Japan

For his discovery of iron-based superconductors

Geoffrey W Marcy

Professor of Astronomy

University of California, Berkeley

Berkeley, CA, USA

and

Michel Mayor

Emeritus Professor

University of Geneva

Geneva, Switzerland

and 

Didier Queloz

Professor

University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK and University of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland

For their discoveries of extrasolar planets

PHYSIOLOGY or MEDICINE

Adrian P Bird

Buchanan Professor of Genetics

University of Edinburgh

Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

and

Howard Cedar

Edmond J. Safra Distinguished Professor Emeritus

HebrewUniversity of Jerusalem

Jerusalem, Israel

and

Aharon Razin

Professor of Biochemistry Emeritus

HebrewUniversity of Jerusalem

Jerusalem, Israel

For their fundamental discoveries concerning DNA methylation and gene expression

Daniel J Klionsky

Alexander G. Ruthven Professor of Life Sciences

University of Michigan

Ann Arbor, MI, USA

and

Noboru Mizushima

Professor, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

GraduateSchool and Faculty of Medicine

University of Tokyo

Tokyo, Japan

and

Yoshinori Ohsumi

Professor, FrontierResearchCenter

Tokyo Institute of Technology

Yokohama, Japan

For elucidating the molecular mechanisms and physiological function of autophagy

Dennis J Slamon

Professor, Chief, and Executive Vice Chair for Research

Department of Medicine, Hematology/Oncology and Director of Revlon/UCLA Women’s Cancer Research Program

University of CaliforniaLos Angeles

Los Angeles, CA, USA

For his pioneering research identifying the HER-2/neu oncogene, leading to more effective cancer therapy

 ECONOMICS

Joshua D Angrist

Ford Professor of Economics

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Cambridge, MA, USA

and

David E Card

Class of 1950 Professor of Economics

University of California, Berkeley

Berkeley, CA, USA

and

Alan B Krueger

Bendheim Professor of Economics

PrincetonUniversity

Princeton, NJ, USA

For their advancement of empirical microeconomics

Sir David F. Hendry

Professor of Economics

University of Oxford

Oxford, England, UK

and

M Hashem Pesaran

John Elliot Distinguished Chair in Economics & Professor of Economics, and Emeritus Professor of Economics & Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge

University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, USA and University of Cambridge, Cambridge, England, UK

and

Peter C B Phillips

Sterling Professor of Economics and Professor of Statistics

YaleUniversity

New Haven, CT, USA

For their contributions to economic time-series, including modeling, testing and forecasting

Sam Peltzman

Ralph and Dorothy Keller Distinguished Service Professor of Economics Emeritus

University of ChicagoBoothSchool of Business

Chicago, IL, USA

and

Richard A Posner

Judge, United States Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, and Senior Lecturer

University of ChicagoLawSchool

Chicago, IL, USA

For extending economic theories of regulations