Since its inauguration in 1901, the Nobel Prize has been the pinnacle of lifetime accomplishments, awarding in the fields of chemistry, physiology or medicine, literature, physics, economics, literature and peace. The coveted honor recognizes those who have devoted their life to bettering the scientific and educational landscape. At Wiley, where the dissemination of quality research is at the company’s core, we are dedicated to valuing our authors who strive to uphold these ideals.Besides groundbreaking achievements, what do six of this year’s Nobel Prize laureates have in common? They've served as authors for Wiley books and journals.
Wiley is grateful for the opportunity to publish so many exceptional researchers, and we are very proud to have these laureates as part of our author community.
The Nobel Prize in Chemistry
This year’s Nobel Prize in Chemistry was awarded jointly to Dr. Tomas Lindahl, Professor Paul Mordrich, and Professor Aziz Sancar for discovering multiple DNA repair processes.
Originally from Sweden, Dr. Tomas Lindahl’s is currently the Emeritus group leader at the Francis Crick Institute and the Emeritus director of the Clare Hall Laboratory, both of Hertfordshire in the UK. Lindahl’s experience with Wiley spans over four decades, when he first published an article in the European Journal of Biochemistry in 1971. His article, Base Excision Repair, was featured in the comprehensive Encyclopedia of Molecular Medicine, which describes a process cited as part of his Nobel Prize work.
Dr. Paul Modrich, Investigator at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and James B. Duke Professor of Biochemistry at Duke University, discovered a repair mechanism that corrects wrongly combined base pairs in DNA. Dr. Modrich authored a paper on "mismatch repair" for The EMBO journal
After studying at the Istanbul University of Turkey and gaining his PhD at the University of Texas, Dr. Sancar now serves as the Sarah Graham Kenan Professor of Biochemistry at the University of North Carolina. Sancar has written extensively for the Encyclopedia of Molecular Biology, offering insight on DNA repair , recombinational repair, base excision repair and more. More recently, he co-authored an article, DNA Damage: Repair in the Wiley Encyclopedia of Chemical Biology.
The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2015
This year, the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine was awarded jointly to Professor William C. Campbell and Professor Satoshi Ōmura for their work combatting infections caused by roundworm parasites and to Professor Youyou Tu for her discoveries in novel therapy against Malaria.
The Emeritus Professor at Drew University in Madison, New Jersey, Professor William C. Campbell's research is primarily focused on parasitology and chemotherapy of parasitic infections. Satoshi Ōmura, inaugural Max Tishler Professor of Chemistry at Wesleyan University, is known for his research in Bioorganic Chemistry. Campbell used one of Ōmura’s bacteria cultures to discover a new antiparasitic compound.
The Nobel Prize in Physics 2015
Professor Takaaki Kajita and Professor Arthur B. McDonald are the joint recipients of this year’s Nobel Prize in Physics. Their revolutionary experiments prove that neutrinos have mass, which contradicts the Standard Model of particle physics.
Professor McDonald was the author of the article Future Solar Neutrino Experiments published in the Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences.
The Nobel Prize in Economics 2015
The Royal Swedish Academy of Science awarded the Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences to Professor Angus Deaton. Deaton is recognized “for his analysis of consumption, poverty, and welfare”. Listen to his reaction to the news here.
Deaton is the Dwight D. Eisenhower Professor of Economics and International Affairs at Princeton University, where he has been teaching since 1983. His research is credited with transforming the fields of microeconomics, macroeconomics and development economics. Deaton has written for three Wiley journals about topics ranging from cash transfers to the elderly in South Africa to empirical microeconomics.
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