Noble Prizes, Issue 15 November 2013

Nobel laureates publish at Springer

© Karolinska-InstitutTen of the eleven Nobel laureates in medicine, physics, chemistry and economics are Springer authors.

Of this year’s winners of the Nobel Prizes in medicine, physics, chemistry and economics, almost all have published in Springer books or journals. The new laureates will be awarded the prizes on 10 December 2013 in Stockholm, marking the anniversary of the death of Alfred Nobel. Each laureate receives a medal, a certificate and prize money.

The winners of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine are Randy W. Schekman, Thomas C. Südhof, and James E. Rothman, who receive the prize “for their discoveries of machinery regulating vesicle traffic, a major transport system in our cells.” Randy Schekman is the author of a chapter in the book DNA Synthesis in Vitro, various chapters in Springer book series, such as the Handbook of Experimental Pharmacology and Molecular and Cell Biology Updates, and several journal articles. Thomas Südhof is co-editor of the book Pharmacology of Neurotransmitter Release, published by Springer. He has also published a large number of studies in journals – including Diabetologia, the Journal of Neurodevelopmental Disorders, and the Journal of Biomolecular NMR – and chapters in Springer books. James Rothman has authored several articles in the journals Klinische Wochenschrift, now called the Journal of Molecular Medicine, and Experientia, now known as Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences.

François Englert and Peter Higgs won the Nobel Prize in Physics ”for the theoretical discovery of a mechanism that contributes to our understanding of the origin of mass of subatomic particles, and which recently was confirmed through the discovery of the predicted fundamental particle, by the ATLAS and CMS experiments at CERN’s Large Hadron Collider.” Englert published contributions in the recent Springer books Quantum Theory: A Two-Time Success Story and Quantum Mechanics of Fundamental Systems: The Quest for Beauty and Simplicity, and studies in Springer journals, including Foundations of Physics, General Relativity and Gravitation and the Journal of High Energy Physics. He has also authored several chapters in various Springer book series. Peter Higgs has published several essays in the book series Ettore Majorana International Science Series and in the former Springer journal Il Nuovo Cimento, which has since been integrated into the European Physical Journal.

The Nobel Prize in Chemistry goes to Martin Karplus, Michael Levitt, and Arieh Warshel “for the development of multiscale models for complex chemical systems.” Karplus is co-author of the Springer handbook Guide to Biomolecular Simulations. He has also published numerous articles in journals such as Theoretical Chemistry Accounts and the Journal of Computer-Aided Molecular Design and several chapters in book series such as the Springer Series in Chemical Physics and the Springer Series in Biophysics, as well as contributing many articles to various edited volumes. Levitt has authored a number of articles published in the open access journal BMC Structural Biology and contributions to numerous handbooks and book series. Warshel is co-editor of the book Computational Approaches to Biochemical Reactivity and has also written articles in journals including Photosynthesis Research and the JBIC Journal of Biological Inorganic Chemistry. He has published several chapters in books such as Principles of Molecular Recognition and in book series, including Understanding Chemical Reactivity.

Three economists share this year’s Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences – Eugene F. Fama, Lars Peter Hansen and Robert J. Shiller – for “their empirical analysis of asset prices.” Lars Peter Hansen has published in the journal Finance and Stochastics. Robert J. Shiller has contributed several chapters to the book A Reappraisal of the Efficiency of Financial Markets as well as articles to the journals Current Trends in Economics and The Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics. Both Shiller and Hansen are co-editors of the Springer journal Annals of Finance.

More than 200 Nobel Prize winners in the fields of medicine, physics, chemistry and economics have published with Springer, among them a winner of the Nobel Peace Prize.


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