…When scientists move the phone a bit closer to the bed in case they get a call from Stockholm at 2 am (apparently the Swedes always call during their own office hours). Thomson Scientific is running a poll of possible Nobel laureates in medicine, physics, chemistry and economics.
No UC Davis representatives in Thomson’s predictions, although Mario Capecchi, tipped as a possibility for the medicine prize, has connections to campus through the Mouse Biology Program. He spoke on campus in April, as part of the College of Biological Sciences’ Storer lecture series.
Not on Thomson’s list is UCSF’s Elizabeth Blackburn, a winner of this year’s Lasker Prize for basic medical research, often considered a tip for the Nobel.