2012 Predictions

This year’s selection of Thomson Reuters Citation Laureates, representing (as shown) the main fields of Medicine, Physics, Chemistry, and Economics. By virtue of their scientific achievements and the acclaim of their peers as measured by citations, these researchers have shown themselves to be “of Nobel class.”

Cell Adhesion
Richard O. Hynes
Daniel K. Ludwig Professor for Cancer Research, David O. Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA USA; also Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator
Erkki Ruoslahti
Distinguished Professor, Center for Nanomedicine, Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute, La Jolla, CA USA
Masatoshi Takeichi
Director, RIKEN Center for Developmental Biology, Kobe, Japan

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Cell Signaling and Control
Anthony “Tony” R. Hunter
American Cancer Society Professor, Molecular and Cell Biology Laboratory, and Renato Dulbecco Chair, Salk Institute for Biological Studies, and Adjunct Professor, Section of Molecular Biology, University of California San Diego, La Jolla, CA USA
Anthony “Tony” J. Pawson
Distinguished Scientist and Apotex Chair in Molecular Oncology, Samuel Lunenfeld Research Institute of Mount Sinai Hospital, and Professor, Department of Medical Genetics, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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Genetic Regulation
C. David Allis
Tri-Institutional Professor and Joy and Jack Fishman Professor, Head, Laboratory of Chromatin Biology and Epigenetics, Rockefeller University, NY USA
Michael Grunstein
Distinguished Professor of Biological Chemistry, Geffen School of Medicine, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA USA

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"Slow Light"
Stephen E. Harris
Kenneth and Barbara Oshman Professor of Electrical Engineering and Professor of Applied Physics Emeritus, Stanford University, Stanford, CA USA
Lene V. Hau
Mallinckrodt Professor of Physics and Applied Physics, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA USA

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Photoluminescence in Porous Silicon
Leigh T. Canham
Chief Scientific Officer, pSiMedica Ltd., Malvern, and Honorary Professor, School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, England, UK

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Quantum Teleportation
Charles H. Bennett
IBM Fellow, Thomas J. Watson Research Center, IBM Corporation, Yorktown Heights, NY 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, MA USA

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"Quantum Dots"
Louis E. Brus
Samuel Latham Mitchill Professor, Department of Chemistry, Columbia University, New York, NY USA

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Gold Catalysis
Masatake Haruta
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, UK

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Titanium Dioxide Photocatalysis
Akira Fujishima
President, Tokyo University of Science, Special University Professor Emeritus, University of Tokyo, and Supreme Advisor, Kanagawa Academy of Science and Technology

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Arbitrage Pricing Theory
Stephen A. Ross
Franco Modigliani Professor of Financial Economics and Professor Finance at the MIT Sloan School of Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA USA
Income and Outcomes
Sir Anthony B. Atkinson
Fellow, Nuffield College, Oxford, England, UK
Angus S. Deaton
Dwight D. Eisenhower Professor of International Affairs and Professor of Economics and International Affairs at the Woodrow Wilson School, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ USA

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Understanding Market Volatility
Robert J. Shiller
Arthur M. Okun Professor of Economics, Cowles Foundation for Research in Economics and Professor of Finance at the International Center for Finance, Yale University, New Haven, CT USA

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