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This is the rattle for the Nobel Prizes in Physics, Chemistry, Medicine and Peace 2022

From next Monday the award winners will begin to be known Nobel for this year’s edition. Although there are many predictions that are found on the internet, Clarivate Analytics published their prediction of the most preferred in several of the categories.

This, based on a methodology that has as its main input the citations of academic papers, with which they filter the researchers that it considers “Nobel class”.

for the award of Medicinewhich will be delivered on October 3, the platform published three options: Stuart H. Orkinfrom the USA, for his research on the genetic basis of blood diseases and the advancement of gene therapy for anemia; Mary-Claire King, also from the USA, for demonstrating hereditary susceptibility to breast and ovarian cancer; Y Masato Hasegawa (Japan) and Virginia Man-Yee Lee (USA), for identifying a pathological sign of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and other contributions to the study of neurodegenerative diseases.

The next award that will be delivered is Physicalon October 4, for which three options also sound: German immanuel blochbecause his pioneering research opens the door to quantum simulations of “artificial solids”; Stephen R. Quake, from the USA, for his contributions to the physics of fluid phenomena at the nanoliter scale; and the japanese Takashi Taniguchi y Kenji Watanabe“for the manufacture of high-quality hexagonal boron nitride crystals, which revolutionized research into the electronic behavior of two-dimensional materials.”

It is followed in order of delivery by the award of Chemistrywhich will be announced on October 5 and, like the other two, has three candidate formulas: the American Zhenan Baofor his work on materials development, including the flexible “electronic skin”; Daniel G. Nocera (USA), for their contributions to the understanding and application of proton-coupled electron transfer; Y Bonnie L. Bassler y E. Peter Greenbergfrom the United States, for research on the regulation of gene expression in bacteria.

On the other hand, The Peace Research Institute Oslo published its list of favorites to obtain the Nobel Prize for Paz, which will be delivered on the 7th of this month. These are: Sviatlana Tsikhanouskayawho has led the protests against the Belarusian authorities; Harsh Manderfor his Karwan-e-Mohabbat (Caravan of Love) campaign against religious extremism; Human Rights Data Analysis Group y Center for Applied Nonviolent Action and Strategieswhich seek to combat disinformation; Ilham Tohti, Agnes Chow y Nathan Law, activists who have fought for democracy in China; and finally, Nataša Kandić and the Humanitarian Law Centerwho work in the post-conflict after the war of division of Yugoslavia.

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The figures that support the projections by Clarivate

Since 1970, more than 55 million academic papers have been published, however, only 28,500 have achieved more than 1,000 academic citations; and just 7,500 have published research cited more than 2,000. Among that select group, the platform considers “Nobel-class” scientists. Since the methodology, created in 2002, exists, 396 have been distinguished with that label and, of them, 64 eventually won a Nobel.

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