Sumio Iijima - Meijo University (Japan);
Martin J. Rees - University of Cambridge;
Arthur B. McDonald - Queen's University (Canada);
Yoji Totsuka - University of Tokyo (Japan).
Still, their batting average isn't that good.
Of the 54 Thomson Scientific Laureates named since 2002, four have gone on to win Nobel honors.
4 out of 54 is not a good percentage, so I'm not sure what they're croaking about. In many instances, even a moron can predict who will win (the Bednorz and Muller award was a no-brainer). And I had predicted Leggett and Abrikosov back in the mid 90's already.
We will see how accurate they are this year. So what is YOUR prediction for this year?