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Elsevier Honors the 2011 Nobel Laureates

October 18, 2011

AMSTERDAM, October 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ –

Nobel tribute website provides free access to Laureate research on
immunology, material sciences, astrophysics and macroeconomics

Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical
information products and services, today announced the launch of a Nobel
tribute website [http://www.elsevier.com/nobel ] to honor the nine 2011
Nobel laureates, providing free access to their research published by
Elsevier. The 2011 Laureates will be honored at the Nobel Prize Ceremony on
December 10 in Stockholm.

“Over the years the majority of the Nobel Laureates have been active
with Elsevier: publishing their work in our journals and books, serving as
editors, editorial board members and reviewers,” said Youngsuk “Y.S.” Chi,
Chairman of Management Committee for Elsevier. “We are deeply honored to
have had the opportunity to work with these great scholars in the
publication and dissemination of their ground-breaking research.
Congratulations to all winning 2011 Nobel Laureates.”

Elsevier salutes these scholars, and is proud to recognize their
revolutionary research and contribution to society:

Medicine: The 2011 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine was divided.
Half of the award went to Ralph Steinman “for his discovery of the dendritic
cell and its role in adaptive immunity.” Steinman, who sadly died three days
before the announcement, served as a reviewer for Cell
[http://www.elsevier.com/wps/find/journaldescription.cws_home/621181/description ]
and Immunity
[http://www.elsevier.com/wps/find/journaldescription.cws_home/621182/description ]
, also publishing extensively with Trends in Immunology
[http://www.elsevier.com/wps/find/journaldescription.cws_home/405914/description ]
,Current Biology
[http://www.elsevier.com/wps/find/journaldescription.cws_home/601284/description ]
, Cellular Immunology
[http://www.elsevier.com/wps/find/journaldescription.cws_home/622804/description#description ]
, Current Opinion in Immunology
[http://www.elsevier.com/wps/find/journaldescription.cws_home/601305/description#description ]
and Elsevier S&T Books:Dendritic Cells: Biology and
Clinical Applications
[http://www.elsevier.com/wps/find/bookdescription.cws_home/700120/description#description ]
and The Mouse in Biomedical Research.
[http://www.elsevierdirect.com/ISBN/9780123694584/The-Mouse-in-Biomedical-Research ]
The other half of the award was shared between Bruce Beutler and
Jules Hoffmann “for their discoveries concerning the activation of innate
immunity.” Beutler and Hoffman have written numerous articles in a great
variety of journals, including: Immunity
[http://www.elsevier.com/wps/find/journaldescription.cws_home/621182/description ]
, Current Biology
[http://www.elsevier.com/wps/find/journaldescription.cws_home/601284/description ]
, and Current Opinion in Immunology
[http://www.elsevier.com/wps/find/journaldescription.cws_home/601305/description#description ]
. Beutler also served as a reviewer for the journals: Cell
[http://www.elsevier.com/wps/find/journaldescription.cws_home/621181/description ]
, Immunity
[http://www.elsevier.com/wps/find/journaldescription.cws_home/621182/description ]
, and Cell Host & Microbe
[http://www.elsevier.com/wps/find/journaldescription.cws_home/710654/description ]
. Hoffman was a member of Cell Host & Microbe
[http://www.elsevier.com/wps/find/journaldescription.cws_home/710654/description ]
‘s editorial board, reviewer for Immunity
[http://www.elsevier.com/wps/find/journaldescription.cws_home/621182/description ]
, also publishing his research in Cell
[http://www.elsevier.com/wps/find/journaldescription.cws_home/621181/description ]
.

Chemistry: Dan Shechtman, won the 2011 Nobel Prize in Chemistry “for the
discovery of quasicrystals,” a fierce battle against established science
which fundamentally altered how chemists conceive solid matter. Crystals are
solid materials with atoms arranged in a periodic pattern. In order to fill
space with an infinitely repeating pattern, only certain symmetries are
allowed. It was a long-held belief that solid materials would not adopt
structures that contained such symmetries. Shechtman found otherwise, with
the discovery of a metal alloy that possessed five-fold rotational symmetry.
Shechtman published in Elsevier journals: Materials Letters
[http://www.elsevier.com/wps/find/journaldescription.cws_home/505672/description#description ]
, Materials Science & Engineering A
[http://www.elsevier.com/locate/msea ], Materials Science & Engineering B
[http://www.elsevier.com/locate/mseb ] , Acta Materialia
[http://www.elsevier.com/locate/actamat ], Ultramicropsy
[http://www.elsevier.com/locate/ultramic ], Diamond and Related Materials
[http://www.elsevier.com/locate/diamond ], Acta Biomaterialia
[http://www.elsevier.com/locate/actabiomat ] and Metal Powder Report
[http://www.metal-powder.net ].

Physics: The 2011 Nobel Prize in Physics was divided, with half going to
Saul Perlmutter and the other half shared between Brian P. Schmidt and Adam
G. Riess. The three received the award “for the discovery of the
accelerating expansion of the universe through observations of distant
supernovae.” These laureates discovered that – contrary to what was believed
- the expansion of the universe is actually accelerating. The implication of
this discovery is that three quarters of the universe remains an unknown
form of energy, called dark energy. Together with equally unknown dark
matter, the dark energy constitutes 95% of the universe. The remaining 5% is
regular matter, the portion making up galaxies, stars, flowers and humans.
Their work has been published in Elsevier journals, including: Astroparticle
Physics
[http://www.elsevier.com/wps/find/journaldescription.cws_home/523319/description ]
, Physics Reports
[http://www.elsevier.com/wps/find/journaldescription.cws_home/505703/description ]
, Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A:
Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment
[http://www.elsevier.com/wps/find/journaldescription.cws_home/505701/description ]
,and New Astronomy Reviews
[http://www.elsevier.com/wps/find/journaldescription.cws_home/426/description#description ]
.

Economics: The Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of
Alfred Nobel was awarded jointly to Christopher Sims and Thomas Sargent “for
their empirical research on cause and effect in the macroeconomy”. Their
independent, yet complementary research has been fundamental to
policymakers’ and researchers’ understanding of the major short and long
term aspects of macroeconomics. Sims is a contributing author to the
Handbook of Monetary Economics, Vol. 3A
[http://www.elsevier.com/wps/find/bookdescription.cws_home/724395/description#description ]
, whilst Sargent serves on the Editorial Advisory Board for
the Review of Economic Dynamics
[http://www.elsevier.com/wps/find/journaldescription.cws_home/622942/description#description ]
. Both researchers have published in a variety of Elsevier
journals including: Journal of Econometrics
[http://www.elsevier.com/wps/find/journaldescription.cws_home/505575/description#description ]
, Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control
[http://www.elsevier.com/wps/find/journaldescription.cws_home/505547/description#description ]
, European Economic Review
[http://www.elsevier.com/wps/find/journaldescription.cws_home/505541/description#description ]
, Journal of Economic Theory
[http://www.elsevier.com/wps/find/journaldescription.cws_home/622869/description ]
, Journal of Monetary Economics
[http://www.elsevier.com/wps/find/journaldescription.cws_home/505566/description#description ]
, Economics Letters
[http://www.elsevier.com/wps/find/journaldescription.cws_home/505574/description ]
. European Economic Review
[http://www.elsevier.com/wps/find/journaldescription.cws_home/505541/description#description ]
, European Journal of Political Economy
[http://www.elsevier.com/wps/find/journaldescription.cws_home/505544/description#description ]
.

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