The lectures of Nobel Prize winning physicist Richard Feynman were legendary. Footage of these lectures does exist, but they are most famously preserved in The Feynman Lectures. The three-volume set may be the most popular collection of physics books ever written, and now you can access it online, in its entirety, for free. Read more...
The 2009 Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to Obama for his "extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples." The Norwegian Nobel Committee announced the award on October 9, 2009, citing Obama's...Show More Summary
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I am here today: 5th Lindau Meeting on Economic Sciences 19-23 August 2014, Lindau, Germany Lindau Meeting of the Laureates of the Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel The 5th Lindau Meeting on Economic Sciences...
Editor's note: This post was originally published by our partners at PopSugar Tech. The Fields Medal, often called the Nobel Prize of math, has been awarded this year to Maryam Mirzakhani, the first woman to win the prestigious honor in the prize's 78 years. Show More Summary
NanoPress published a fond profile of all the Italian winners of the Ig Nobel Prize: “IG Nobel italiani: i vincitori di tutte le edizioni“. Here is one of them, 2013 Ig Nobel Physics Prize co-winner Alberto Minetti: Throughout Italy, people will be staying up late to watch the live webcast of this year’s Ig Nobel […]
She’s the first woman ever to win the ‘Nobel Prize of Mathematics,’ and Iranians are as proud as they can be—within limits.
The challenges from smaller competitors spur the innovations that matter “It takes a heap of Harberger triangles to fill an Okun gap,” wrote James Tobin in 1977, four years before winning the Nobel Prize in economics. He meant that the big issue in economics was not battling against monopolists but preventing recessions and promoting recovery. […]
Maryam Mirzakhani, who is 37, became the first woman to win the Fields Medal this week. In the world of mathematics, the Fields Medal is equivalent to the Nobel Prize. If you’ve seen “Good Will Hunting,” you might remember hearing it referenced quite a few times. Mirzakhani was one of four recipients and was presented [...]
Stanford professor Maryam Mirzakhani became the first woman to earn the Fields Medal, the mathematics equivalent of the Nobel Prize. The Inquisitr reported on Maryam’s achievement yesterday, explaining that she won the prize for her work on “the dynamics and geometry of Riemann surfaces and their moduli spaces.” In more basic terms described by Slate,
On Wednesday, Maryam Mirzakhani became the first woman in 78 years to be awarded the prestigious Fields Medal, considered the highest honor in mathematics. She was selected for "stunning advances in the theory of Riemann surfaces and...Show More Summary
My personal interest in the field of mathematics was pretty much non-existent until this week when Iranian-born Maryam Mirzakhani became the first woman ever to win the prestigious Fields Medal, considered to be the equivalent of mathematics' Nobel Prize. That fact is also something I had no idea about until this week. Show More Summary
Mirzakhani, from Stanford University, became the first woman to be awarded the Fields Medal