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Physicists in biology, inverse problems and other quirks of the genomic age

Nobel Laureate Sydney Brenner has criticized systems biology as a grandiose attempt to solve inverse problems in biology Leo Szilard – brilliant, peripatetic Hungarian physicist, habitué of hotel lobbies, soothsayer without peer – first...Show More Summary

Non-Quote of the week – what the IPCC didn’t say about Pachauri’s looming sex scandal

As more allegations come forward from other women, it looks as if the railway engineer turned fake Nobel Laureate is about to have a train wreck far beyond his resignation from the IPCC. Nonplussed, the IPCC goes into bunker mode and treats Patchy’s pants issue as if it didn’t exist at all. Even some veteran…

India’s Nobel laureate Amartya Sen writes letter complaining about Narendra Modi’s government

last weekNews : BlogPost

Nobel laureate and internationally renowned Harvard University economist Amartya Sen, 81, charged Friday that he is getting squeezed out of a university post in India by Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government. In a letter published...Show More Summary

India’s Nobel laureate Amartya Sen writes letter complaining about Narendra Modi’s government

last weekNews : BlogPost

Nobel laureate and internationally renowned Harvard University economist Amartya Sen, 81, charged Friday that he is getting squeezed out of a university post in India by Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government.Read full article >>

Articles and tweets about Amartya Sen which I do not really understand

Here is one account: Nobel Laureate Amartya Sen, today withdrew his candidature for a second term as Nalanda University chancellor. He blamed this on the Government’s delay in approving his candidature. He also alleged that the Government is using its political might to “interfere in academic matters“. He was helped by fellow “liberals” on Twitter, in […]

ROBERT SHILLER: I'm thinking about ditching US stocks for European stocks

Nobel laureate and Yale economics professor Robert Shiller is considering getting out of US stocks. In an interview on CNBC's Squawk Box on Wednesday, Shiller, who famously predicted both the dot-com and housing bubbles, said he's more...Show More Summary

Happy birthday, Toni Morrison!

Today is Toni Morrison's 84th birthday. The Nobel laureate is the author of the novels "Beloved," "Song of Solomon," "Sula" and more than a dozen others.

Neruda remains to head home after 'poison' probe

last weekArts : Artdaily

The judge examining the cause of death of Chilean Nobel laureate Pablo Neruda has ordered his remains be returned to their resting place after being exhumed for the investigation. Authorities long said the poet died aged 69 in 1973 of...Show More Summary

Dr. Krugman Meets Dr. Fox

Steve H. Hanke Dr. Paul Krugman, the hyper-productive New York Times columnist and Nobel laureate, has produced a flood of fiscal factoids. He argues that the only way to put the major economies around the world back on track is to “stimulate” them via deficit-financed government spending. Most recently, Dr. Show More Summary

Val Fitch dies at 91; Nobel laureate studied matter, antimatter

2 weeks agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

Physicist Val Fitch was not a lawbreaker, but he is famous for broken laws.

Mark Spitznagel On The 'Myth' Of The Black Swan Event

Submitted by Mark Spitznagel via NYTimes Dealbook, As André Gide, the French Nobel laureate in literature, once said, “Everything that needs to be said has already been said. But since no one was listening, everything must be said again.” Indeed, no one has been listening to the past hundred years of stock market history in the United States. Show More Summary

Nobel Laureate Elie Wiesel to Attend Netanyahu Speech to Congress: “How Can I Remain Silent?”

Nobel Laureate and Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel announced this week in a full page ad in the New York Times and Washington Post that he will attend Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech to Congress. “How can I remain silent?” Via News Alert: … Continue reading ?

DANIEL KAHNEMAN: Investors need to stop believing they can know the future

Nobel laureate Daniel Kahneman is not a fan of stock picking. So when he spoke to financial advisers at a conference Tuesday, he had one simple piece of advice: stop trying to guess the future. Kahneman spoke at the keynote address at the New York Consultants Conference of financial advisers on Tuesday. Show More Summary

Cesium atoms shaken, not stirred, to create elusive excitation in superfluid

In 1941, future Nobel laureate Lev Landau predicted that superfluid helium-4 should contain an exotic, particle-like excitation called a roton. Roton structure has been a matter of debate ever since. Physicists have now created roton structure in the laboratory.

Obama joins ally list on Greek austerity relief

3 weeks agoNews : The Newsroom

Greece's new left-wing government can boast some high-profile allies, from Nobel economics laureates to US President Barack Obama, in its controversial drive against austerity in Europe. Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras says Greece's economy...Show More Summary

The U.S. and the 70th Anniversary of the Atomic Bomb

On Jan. 22, 2015 the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists, in consultation with 17 Nobel Prize laureates adjusted the Doomsday Clock to three minutes to midnight. With this change, scientists and experts are sending a clear warning that the...Show More Summary

This Throwback Thursday, Please Enjoy The Amazing Legacy Of The Man Who Invented Lasers (Yes, Lasers, Bro!)

Nobel laureate Charles Hard Townes's work paved the way for everything from barcode scanners to Star Wars. He died this week at 99. Between the Flash Gordon radio serials and Star Wars, one man turned the lasers of science fiction into science fact. Show More Summary

Laser's co-inventor, Nobel laureate Charles Townes, dead at 99

Charles Townes, who shared the 1964 Nobel Prize in Physics for invention of the laser, a feat that revolutionized science, medicine, telecommunications and entertainment, has died at age 99, the University of California at Berkeley reported. Show More Summary

Female Writers Who Won Nobel Prizes: INFOGRAPHIC

last monthMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

111 writers have won the Nobel Prize in Literature; only a few of them are female. The team at freshessays.com has created the “13 Female Nobel Laureates in Literature” infographic to celebrate these women. According to visual.ly, the...Show More Summary

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