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October 17, 2013

Celebrating the Work of the 2013 Nobel Laureates

John Wiley & Sons, Inc., congratulates the winners of all the 2013 Nobel Prizes and is pleased to learn that ten laureates have published work in Wiley titles; as have researchers affiliated to the 2013 Nobel Peace Prize winner, The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons. To celebrate the achievements of all the laureates, Wiley is making a selection of content from the 2013 winners free to access until the end of the year.

“It is a great honor to be able to count such prestigious researchers among our community of authors,” said Steven Miron, Senior Vice President, Global Research, Wiley. “I am proud that so many of the 2013 winners have chosen to work in partnership with Wiley throughout their careers.”

The highly-celebrated winner, Professor Peter W. Higgs, of the University of Edinburgh, U.K., was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics, alongside Professor François Englert, of Université libre de Bruxelles, Belgium, for their theoretical discovery of the ‘Higgs Boson’; a discovery which was confirmed by CERN (The European Organization for Nuclear Research) in 2012.

Professor Higgs published with Wiley at the start of his illustrious career, presenting three research papers related to his PhD thesis in Acta Crystallographica.

The Nobel Prize in Chemistry was awarded to Professor Martin Karplus, of Université de Strasbourg, France, and Harvard University, U.S.A., Professor Michael Levitt, of Stanford University School of Medicine, U.S.A., and Professor Arieh Warshel, of the University of Southern California, U.S.A., for laying the foundations for how computer programs are used to understand and predict chemical processes.

Professor Karplus currently serves on the editorial advisory boards for the Wiley published titles, the Journal of Molecular Recognition and the Journal of Computational Chemistry; Professor Levitt has published research in the Journal of Computational Chemistry, and Professor Warshel has contributed a chapter on computer simulations of biological molecules to the Encyclopedia of Molecular Biology.

Professor James E. Rothman, of Yale University, U.S.A., Professor Randy W. Schekman, of the University of California at Berkeley, U.S.A., and Professor Thomas C. Südhof, of Stanford University, U.S.A., were awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for discovering how cells transport material.

Professor Rothman has published research in the Journal of Supramolecular Structure and Protein Science, Professor Schekman has contributed research to BioEssays, and Professor Südhof has published twenty journal articles with Wiley throughout his career, most recently in Genes, Brain and Behavior.

The 2013 Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), the implementing body of the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC), based at The Hague, Netherlands. OPCW inspection teams have published their work in Chemical Weapons Convention Chemicals Analysis: Sample Collection, Preparation and Analytical Methods, while an overview of international efforts to locate and destroy chemical weaponry was presented in the Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences.

The Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel for 2013 was awarded to Professor Eugene F. Fama, of the University of Chicago, U.S.A., Professor Lars Peter Hansen, of theUniversity of Chicago, U.S.A., and Professor Robert J. Shiller, ofYale University, U.S.A., for developing an understanding of trends in asset prices.

All three winners have published with Wiley throughout their careers. Professor Fama first published with Wiley in The Journal of Finance in 1968, while Professor Shiller’s work includes research into forecasting housing market prices and returns in Real Estate Economics, and measuring asset values in derivative markets in The Journal of Finance.

To celebrate the achievements of the Nobel laureates, Wiley will be making a selection of content from this year’s winners free to access until the end of the year. Please visit the Nobel Prize page on Wiley Online Library for more information and to access content.

For more information on each of the winners’ publications, please visit the individual announcements on the Wiley Press Room:


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