China’s relationship with the Nobel Prize is sometimes an uneasy one, but that could be set to change. The Intellectual Property & Science business of Thomson Reuters, a world leader in intelligent information for businesses and professionals, announced its 2014 “Nobel-class” Citation Laureates today.
Having accurately forecast 35 Nobel Prize winners since its inception in 2002, the annual Thomson Reuters Citation Laureates study mines scientific research citations to identify the most influential researchers in the fields of chemistry, physics, medicine, and economics.
The complete list for the 2014 Nobel predictions includes 27 researchers representing 27 distinct academic and research organizations, four of which are Chinese Americans–two born on the Chinese Mainland and two in Hong Kong, reports China News.
Ching W. Tang (邓青云), from Hong Kong is famous for inventing the organic light emitting diode (OLED), which he first worked on in the 1980s. He currently works as a professor at the University of Rochester, and is a a chair professor at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.
Robert Tjian (钱泽南), also from Hong Kong, is a professor of biochemistry at the University of California Berkeley. He might get the Nobel Prize for fundamental discoveries concerning eukaryotic transcription and gene regulation.
Yang Pedong (杨培东), born in Jiangsu Province, also works at the University of California Berkeley, and could potentially grab a prize for his contribution to nanophotonics and creating the world’s first nanowire lasers. Yang located to the United States for further study in 1993.
Zhang Shoucheng (张首晟), born in Shanghai, is representing Stanford University, and was selected for theoretical and experimental research into the quantum spin Hall Effect and topological insulators.
The last Chinese person to win a Nobel Prize was the novelist Mo Yan, who was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2012.
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