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Creating Dangerously: Louis Malle and Patrick Modiano's Lacombe Lucien: The Screenplay, translated by Sabine Destrée

Reviewed by Alex Andriesse

It’s easy to be cynical about Patrick Modiano’s recent explosion into English. Since winning the 2014 Nobel Prize in Literature, Modiano has rocketed overnight from relative obscurity to anglophone-literary-world fame. 2 674 more words


Why This Nobel Prize-Winning Theory May Be Hurting Your Investment Portfolio

(Source: dollarsandsense.sg)

If you went to your financial advisor and asked him to allocate your stock, bond, or fund investments, there is a good chance the allocation generated will come from an academic model called portfolio theory. 461 more words

Money Matters

Nobel Prizes are for Discoveries, not IQs

Source: NYTimes, Sep 2009

Nobel winners are selected for their discoveries, not their I.Q.’s, and most are not geniuses, said one Nobel laureate, Dr. Michael S. 79 more words


AI learns and recreates Nobel-winning physics experiment — TechCrunch

Australian physicists, perhaps searching for a way to shorten the work week, have created an AI that can run and even improve a complex physics experiment with little oversight.

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Book Review: Zero K by Don DeLillo

Don DeLillo is one of the most acclaimed contemporary American writers, one of the so-called “Bloom Four” (named after the literary critic Harold Bloom; the others are Philip Roth, Thomas Pynchon, and Cormac McCarthy, all perennial Nobel candidates). 506 more words


Nobel Prizes in Literature

I had a slow day today, given that I finished my finals last night. Unfortunately my biological clock is still set so I get up around 6am to do work. 293 more words


A blue plaque for Dorothy

Yesterday in brilliant sunshine Dorothy Hodgkin’s son and daughter Luke and Liz unveiled a blue plaque in her honour on the house in Oxford’s Woodstock Road that was her home when she won the Nobel prize. 373 more words