Update: Unfortunately, Hideo Ohno did not get the Nobel, which went to Saul Perlmutter, Brian P. Schmidt, Adam G. Riess

According to Thomson Reuters a Spintronics researcher is a likely likely to be in contention for Nobel honors in Physics. They say that Hideo Ohno, Professor of the Laboratory for Nanoelectronics and Spintronics in Tohuku University is Japan may get the price for his contributions to ferromagnetism in diluted magnetic semiconductors.