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Wiley commends the 2017 Nobel Prize laureates for their contributions


HOBOKEN, NJ -- Oct. 24, 2017 -- John Wiley and Sons Inc. (NYSE:JWa) (NYSE:JWb) would like to acknowledge the laureates honored with the 2017 Nobel Prize. Many of these laureates have had their work published in Wiley's scholarly research journals, books and other reference material, and those published by Wiley on behalf of learned Societies.

Wiley is pleased to recognize Jeffrey C. Hall (University of Maine), Michael Rosbash (Brandeis University) and Michael W. Young (Rockefeller University), who have been awarded jointly The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 2017 "for their discoveries of molecular mechanisms controlling the circadian rhythm." All three winners are long-standing authors of Wiley published journals.

Dr. Rosbash has published in The EMBO Journal and a chapter in "Molecular Clocks and Light Signalling: Novartis Foundation Symposium 253". Drs. Rosbash and Hall have published research in BioEssays. Dr. Young's work has appeared in the Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, as well as journals, such as Genesis: The Journal of Genetics and Development, Developmental Neurobiology, and the Journal of Comparative Neurology. In 2013 the three researchers were jointly awarded the 12th Annual Wiley Prize in Biomedical Sciences.

Wiley congratulates The Nobel Prize in Physics 2017 recipients Rainer Weiss (Massachusetts Institute of Technology-MIT), Barry C. Barish (California Institute of Technology- Caltech) and Kip S. Thorne (California Institute of Technology- Caltech) of the multinational LIGO/VIRGO Collaboration "for decisive contributions to the LIGO detector and the observation of gravitational waves." The three laureates are among the authors of a recent cover and overview article in Annalen der Physik, describing The basic physics of the binary black hole merger that led to the first gravitational wave detection GW150914. Dr. Thorne has also contributed to Annals of New York Academy of Sciences.

Additionally, The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2017 was awarded jointly to Jacques Dubochet (University of Lausanne), Joachim Frank (Columbia University), and Richard Henderson (MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology) for developing cryo-electron microscopy for the high-resolution structure determination of biomolecules in solution. All three contributed a number of articles in journals published by Wiley, such as Bioessays and Journal of Electron Microscopy Technique, The EMBO Journal and EMBO Reports, Annals of the NY Academy of Sciences, and FEBS Journal and FEBS Letters. All three laureates have contributed chapters to Wiley's reference works Encyclopedia of Life Sciences and Burger's Medicinal Chemistry and Drug Discovery. In 2016, laureates Henderson and Frank were among the recipients of the 16th Annual Wiley Prize in Biomedical Sciences.

Richard H. Thaler, (University of Chicago) has been awarded the 2017 Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel "for his contributions to behavioral economics." Dr. Thaler's work has appeared in the Journal of Behavioral Decision Making, Economic Inquiry, and The Journal of Finance published by Wiley. In 2009 he was selected as a Fellow of the American Finance Association by the membership for his contributions to the field of finance.

Wiley would like to congratulate this year's Nobel Peace Prize recipient the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) which was awarded "for its work to draw attention to the catastrophic humanitarian consequences of any use of nuclear weapons and for its ground-breaking efforts to achieve a treaty-based prohibition of such weapons" and Kazuo Ishiguro who was awarded The Nobel Prize in Literature 2017.


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