Thomson Scientific Predicts Nobel Laureates

    Seventeen "Thomson Scientific Laureates" Recognized for Their
    to the Advancement of Science

    PHILADELPHIA and LONDON, Sept. 10 /CNW/ -- Thomson Scientific, part of
The Thomson Corporation (NYSE:   TOC; TSX: TOC) and leading provider of
information solutions to the worldwide research and business communities,
today announced its 2007 Thomson Scientific Laureates -- researchers likely to
be in contention for Nobel honors -- in anticipation of this year's Nobel
Prize winners to be announced in October.
    Each year, data from ISI Web of Knowledge(SM), a Thomson Scientific
research solution, is used to quantitatively determine the most influential
researchers in the Nobel categories of chemistry, economics, physiology or
medicine, and physics. Because of the total citations to their works, these
high-impact researchers are named Thomson Scientific Laureates and predicted
to be Nobel Prize winners, either this year or in the near future.  Of the 54
Thomson Scientific Laureates named since 2002, four have gone on to win Nobel
    "Citations are an acknowledgement of intellectual debt-a direct
demonstration of influence in a given subject area," said Henry Small, chief
scientist of Thomson Scientific. "Over the past 30 years, our studies have
demonstrated a strong relationship between journal article citations and peer
esteem.  Researchers who have accumulated such credits from their peers are
also often nominated for prizes and other honors, such as the Nobel Prize."
    Thomson Scientific is the only organization to use quantitative data to
make annual predictions of Nobel Prize winners.
    The Thomson Scientific Laureates typically rank among the top one-tenth
of one percent (0.1%) of researchers in their fields, based on citations of
their published papers over the last two decades.
    To select the 2007 Thomson Scientific Laureates, total citation counts
and number of high-impact papers in the Nobel science fields were examined. 
These data were applied to categories within those scientific fields
considered worthy of special recognition by the Nobel Committee: physics,
chemistry, physiology or medicine, and economics.  Based on these criteria,
possible winners -- leaders within a particularly noteworthy area of study
within each field -- were selected.

    The 2007 Thomson Scientific Laureates by Nobel Prize category are as

    Field             Researcher                 Institution

    Physics           Sumio Iijima               Meijo University (Japan)

                      Martin J. Rees, F.R.S.     University of Cambridge
                      (Lord Rees of Ludlow)      (U.K.)

    Arthur B. McDonald         Queen's University (Canada)

    Yoji Totsuka               University of Tokyo (Japan)

    Chemistry         Samuel J. Danishefsky      Memorial Sloan-Kettering
                                                 Cancer Center Columbia
                                                 University (U.S.A.)

    Barry M. Trost             Stanford University (U.S.A.)

                      Dieter Seebach             Eidhenossiche Technische
                                                 Hochschule (Switzerland)

    Physiology or
     Medicine         R. John Ellis, F.R.S.      University of Warwick (U.K.)

                      R. Ulrich Hartl            Max Planck Institute for
                                                 Biochemistry (Germany)

                      Arthur Horwich             Yale University School of
                                                 Medicine (U.S.A.)

    Fred H. Gage               Salk Institute (U.S.A.)

                      Joan Massague              Memorial Sloan-Kettering
                                                 Cancer Center (U.S.A.)

    Economics         Elhanan Helpman            Harvard University (U.S.A.)
                                                 Tel Aviv University (Israel)

                      Gene M. Grossman           Princeton University (U.S.A.)
                                                 Woodrow Wilson School of
                                                 Public and International
                                                 Affairs (U.S.A.)

                      Jean Tirole                University of Social Sciences

    Robert B. Wilson           Stanford University (U.S.A.)

                      Paul R. Milgrom            Stanford University (U.S.A.)
    For detailed information about each of the Laureates, including
information about their areas of study, visit the Thomson Scientific Laureates
website at Visitors also may make their
own Nobel Prize predictions, read about previously named Laureates and learn
more about Thomson Scientific's selection process.
    About The Thomson Corporation
    The Thomson Corporation ( is a global leader in
providing essential electronic workflow solutions to business and professional
customers. With operational headquarters in Stamford, Conn., Thomson provides
value-added information, software tools and applications to professionals in
the fields of law, tax, accounting, financial services, scientific research
and healthcare. The Corporation's common shares are listed on the New York and
Toronto stock exchanges (NYSE:   TOC; TSX: TOC).
    Thomson Scientific is a business of The Thomson Corporation.  Its
information solutions assist professionals at every stage of research and
development-from discovery to analysis to product development and
distribution. Thomson Scientific information solutions can be found at

For further information:

For further information: Susan Besaw of Thomson Scientific, 
+1-215-823-1840,; or Kate McDermott of Anne Klein 
Communications Group, +1-856-988-6560 ext. 19,, for 
Thomson Scientific Web Site:                

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