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David Pendlebury, an analyst with Thomson Reuters, has made a list of who he says is likely to win the Nobel prize. To make those predictions, Pendlebury drew on information from Thomson Reuters' Web of Knowledge. "We looked first at citation counts and at number of high-impact papers, but then also at discoveries or themes that might be considered worthy of special recognition by the Nobel Committee," Pendlebury says.

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