The 2008 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine was split three ways, with half going to Harald zur Hausen for the discovery that Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) causes cervical cancer. The other half is split between FranÃ§oise BarrÃ©-Sinoussi and Luc Montagnier for the discovery of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV, and won't this make the denialists' heads explode?).
Clearly, finding a three-letter-acronym for your work is the key to Nobel glory.
Nobody had any of these names in this year's Nobel betting pool. The Physics prize announcement is tomorrow, so this is your last chance to claim lasting glory by correctly guessing the winners.