Wiley congratulates laureates and makes work free to access
Hoboken, NJ, October 17, 2013 - John Wiley & Sons, Inc., congratulates the winners of all the 2013 Nobel Prizes and is pleased to learn that ten laureates have published work in Wiley titles; as have researchers affiliated to the 2013 Nobel Peace Prize winner, The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons. To celebrate the achievements of all the laureates, Wiley is making a selection of content from the 2013 winners free to access until the end of the year.
"It is a great honor to be able to count such prestigious researchers among our community of authors," said Steven Miron, Senior Vice President, Global Research, Wiley. "I am proud that so many of the 2013 winners have chosen to work in partnership with Wiley throughout their careers."
The highly-celebrated winner, Professor Peter W. Higgs, of the University of Edinburgh, U.K., was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics, alongside Professor François Englert, of Université libre de Bruxelles, Belgium, for their theoretical discovery of the 'Higgs Boson'; a discovery which was confirmed by CERN (The European Organization for Nuclear Research) in 2012.
Professor Higgs published with Wiley at the start of his illustrious career, presenting three research papers related to his PhD thesis in Acta Crystallographica.
The Nobel Prize in Chemistry was awarded to Professor Martin Karplus, of Université de Strasbourg, France, and Harvard University, U.S.A., Professor Michael Levitt, of Stanford University School of Medicine, U.S.A., and Professor Arieh Warshel, of the University of Southern California, U.S.A., for laying the foundations for how computer programs are used to understand and predict chemical processes.
Professor Karplus currently serves on the editorial advisory boards for the Wiley published titles, the Journal of Molecular Recognition and the Journal of Computational Chemistry; Professor Levitt has published research in the Journal of Computational Chemistry, and Professor Warshel has contributed a chapter on computer simulations of biological molecules to the Encyclopedia of Molecular Biology.