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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

Follow @nobelcitings and @TR_ScienceWatch on 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:


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
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


Charles H. Bennett
IBM Fellow
Thomas J. Watson Research Center
IBM Corporation

Yorktown Heights, New York, USA


Gilles Brassard

Canada Research Chair in Quantum Information Processing

University of Montreal

Montreal, Quebec, Canada


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.


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


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)


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


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


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


Erkki Ruoslahti
Distinguished Professor, Center for Nanomedicine

Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute

University of California Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara, California, USA


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


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
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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