Nobel Laureate Professor Brian Schmidt, Professor Brian Boyle and Dr Lisa Harvey-Smith, with forum host ABC 666 presenter Genevieve Jacobs, will tackle one of the most exciting science and technology projects of this century, the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) telescope. Based in remote Western Australia and South Africa the SKA will be the largest and most [...]
Burma’s Aung San Suu Kyi, democracy activist and Nobel Peace Prize laureate, offered a glimpse into her personal Buddhist practice and understanding in a recent live interview at the Irawaddy Literary Festival. When asked, “I’ve learned to understand Buddhism is a peaceful and serene religion. But how does Buddhism play out politically?” Suu Kyi responded: […]
http://economistletter.com/ By Peter Coy There's something about Nobel laurels that gives an economist instant credibility, which is why organizations for and against the higher minimum wage have worked so hard to court them. In January, seven Nobelists signed a letter favoring a $10.10 federal wage floor. Show More Summary
Mark Steyn writes (and provides a cartoon caricature): Good news for fake Nobel Laureate Michael E Mann. Iran is launching an Islamic Nobel Prize to be named after Mustafa (ie, Mohammed). Given that he wants it so badly, maybe we … Continue reading ?
From Project Syndicate Joseph E. Stiglitz, a Nobel laureate in economics and university professor at Columbia University, was chairman of President Bill Clinton's Council of Economic Advisers and served as senior vice president and chief economist of the World Bank. Show More Summary
Liberian women are peacemakers, known the world over for their role in ending the country's brutal civil conflict, which ended in 2003 and left the country in tatters. Nobel Laureates Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and Leymah Gbowee have become the international face of Liberian women. Show More Summary
Silence as a luxury; the end of rhinos and the price we will pay; outsourcing humanity; the unkindness of aging; Tutankhamun’s blood; and a conversation with genetics giant and Nobel Laureate Sydney Brenner -- are on the menu this w...
The most recent addition to the complete review is my review of Nobel laureate Kawabata Yasunari's early classic, Snow Country. My copy is an ancient Berkeley Medallion mass-market paperback -- anything to avoid the trade-paperback size,...Show More Summary
In a bid to further cultivate an image of authority in real estate analysis, Zillow is set to unveil a consumer confidence survey that Nobel Laureate Robert Shiller, who will serve as an honorary advisor for the indicator, said would “add...
Sadiq Abacha lectured Nobel laureate Wole Soyinka after he criticised the government for honoring his father with a Centenary Award.
In a surprising move, Nobel laureate Paul Krugman announced in his New York Times blog last week that he is moving his academic home from Princeton University to the City University of New York (CUNY) in 2015. Though the two campuses are physically separated by less than 100 miles, the prestige and reputation gap between the two is enormous. Show More Summary
The Reserve Bank’s decision to raise its benchmark interest rate in January for the first time in more than five years probably was not the right one, Columbia University professor and Nobel laureate Joseph Stiglitz said at a conference hosted by Discovery Holdings yesterday. Show More Summary
Yale Professor and Nobel Laureate Robert Shiller has a great piece in the New York Times today that shows why he's one of the greatest economic thinkers of our time. The piece is kind of a about Bitcoin — which he continues to thinkShow More Summary
Cold Spring Harbor, NY – At 85, Nobel laureate James D. Watson, the co-discoverer of the double-helix structure of DNA, continues to advance intriguing scientific ideas. His latest, a hypothesis on the causation of type 2 diabetes, is to appear 7 pm Thursday US time in the online pages of The Lancet, the prestigious British medical journal. read more
"Mottronics" is a term seemingly destined to become familiar to aficionados of electronic gadgets. Named for the Nobel laureate Nevill Francis Mott, Mottronics involve materials – mostly metal oxides - that can be induced to transition between electrically conductive and insulating phases. Show More Summary
Nobel Laureate Sir John B. Gurdon, DPhil, DSc, FRS, will kick off the largest gathering of toxicologists in the world at the Society of Toxicology Annual Meeting and ToxExpo. The meeting from March 23-27, 2014, will feature almost 170 scientific sessions and 2,900 abstracts.
Liu Xia, the wife of jailed dissident and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Liu Xiaobo, has been admitted to a Beijing hospital after police refused to let her find overseas medical help, a family friend told SCMP on Thursday. [ more › ]
Lots of people think the world of finance is a blot on humanity. Recently Nobel econ laureate Robert Shiller of Yale thinks they're all wrong. In the introductory remarks to his new, free online course at Coursera, Shiller says thatShow More Summary
In most dynastic organizations, there is a special role for the highly practiced innovation master who apprentices the novitiate through a "see one, do one, teach one" process of development. Consider Nobel laureates or famous chefs or a rock star physician and the explicit mentoring of unique talent becomes apparent. Show More Summary
Click here to follow ZeroHedge in Real-time on FinancialJuice Joseph Stiglitz, Nobel Laureate and Professor at Columbia University believes that the US economy was and still is sick. He believes that it will remain sick because of bad...Show More Summary