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Date:9/9/2007

Seventeen "Thomson Scientific Laureates" Recognized for Their Contributions

to the Advancement of Science

PHILADELPHIA and LONDON, Sept. 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Thomson Scientific, part of The Thomson Corporation (NYSE: TOC; TSX: TOC) and leading provider of information solutions to the worldwide research and business communities, today announced its 2007 Thomson Scientific Laureates -- researchers likely to be in contention for Nobel honors -- in anticipation of this year's Nobel Prize winners to be announced in October.

Each year, data from ISI Web of Knowledge(SM), a Thomson Scientific research solution, is used to quantitatively determine the most influential researchers in the Nobel categories of chemistry, economics, physiology or medicine, and physics. Because of the total citations to their works, these high-impact researchers are named Thomson Scientific Laureates and predicted to be Nobel Prize winners, either this year or in the near future. Of the 54 Thomson Scientific Laureates named since 2002, four have gone on to win Nobel honors.

"Citations are an acknowledgement of intellectual debt-a direct demonstration of influence in a given subject area," said Henry Small, chief scientist of Thomson Scientific. "Over the past 30 years, our studies have demonstrated a strong relationship between journal article citations and peer esteem. Researchers who have accumulated such credits from their peers are also often nominated for prizes and other honors, such as the Nobel Prize."

Thomson Scientific is the only organization to use quantitative data to make annual predictions of Nobel Prize winners.

The Thomson Scientific Laureates typically rank among the top one-tenth of one percent (0.1%) of researchers in their fields, based on citations of their published papers over the last two decades.

To select the 2007 Thomson Scientific Laureates, total citation counts and number of high-impact papers in the Nobel science fields were examined. These data were applied to categories within those scientific fields considered worthy of special recognition by the Nobel Committee: physics, chemistry, physiology or medicine, and economics. Based on these criteria, possible winners -- leaders within a particularly noteworthy area of study within each field -- were selected.

The 2007 Thomson Scientific Laureates by Nobel Prize category are as follows:

Field Researcher Institution

Physics Sumio Iijima Meijo University (Japan)

Martin J. Rees, F.R.S. University of Cambridge

(Lord Rees of Ludlow) (U.K.)

Arthur B. McDonald Queen's University (Canada)

Yoji Totsuka University of Tokyo (Japan)

Chemistry Samuel J. Danishefsky Memorial Sloan-Kettering

Cancer Center Columbia

University (U.S.A.)

Barry M. Trost Stanford University (U.S.A.)

Dieter Seebach Eidhenossiche Technische

Hochschule (Switzerland)

Physiology or

Medicine R. John Ellis, F.R.S. University of Warwick (U.K.)

R. Ulrich Hartl Max Planck Institute for

Biochemistry (Germany)

Arthur Horwich Yale University School of

Medicine (U.S.A.)

Fred H. Gage Salk Institute (U.S.A.)

Joan Massague Memorial Sloan-Kettering

Cancer Center (U.S.A.)

Economics Elhanan Helpman Harvard University (U.S.A.)

Tel Aviv University (Israel)

Gene M. Grossman Princeton University (U.S.A.)

Woodrow Wilson School of

Public and International

Affairs (U.S.A.)

Jean Tirole University of Social Sciences

(France)

Robert B. Wilson Stanford University (U.S.A.)

Paul R. Milgrom Stanford University (U.S.A.)

For detailed information about each of the Laureates, including information about their areas of study, visit the Thomson Scientific Laureates website at http://scientific.thomson.com/nobel. Visitors also may make their own Nobel Prize predictions, read about previously named Laureates and learn more about Thomson Scientific's selection process.

About The Thomson Corporation

The Thomson Corporation (http://www.thomson.com) is a global leader in providing essential electronic workflow solutions to business and professional customers. With operational headquarters in Stamford, Conn., Thomson provides value-added information, software tools and applications to professionals in the fields of law, tax, accounting, financial services, scientific research and healthcare. The Corporation's common shares are listed on the New York and Toronto stock exchanges (NYSE: TOC; TSX: TOC).

Thomson Scientific is a business of The Thomson Corporation. Its information solutions assist professionals at every stage of research and development-from discovery to analysis to product development and distribution. Thomson Scientific information solutions can be found at http://scientific.thomson.com.


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