Just sharing some interesting items so far this week:
1) Complexity (Systems) in Economics :
– well the Nobel prize went to a pair that had looked at similar stuff to that which I’m interested in : http://www.nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/economics/laureates/2011/info.pdf
– This popped up as a live broadcast from the Institute of Govt, too on complexity, systems and the economy. It’s long and I’ve only skipped through, but it touches on a lots of familiar territory for me:
Download the MP4 file for further scrutiny.
2) The Scientific Life, BBC R4 9am: Fascinating insight of someone who has lived this life – Paul Nurse. Interesting episode when he changed from looking at yeast cell division to cancer – his new boss needed to convince people of the useful linkage:
3) Great stuff from today on the Very Large Telescope, looking through the early “fog” of neutral, uncharged Hydrogen:
4) Unemployment Stats out today : Not sure where I fit in these. Nice summary from ONS by the way (although I had a day-one pop at their website)
5) Guardian: Leonardo DiCaprio tipped to play codebreaker Alan Turing !
What ? Mad ? Al Pacino to play Ludwig Wittgenstein ?
6) Oh and just in case you’re interested in building a Time Machine, here’s a quick guide: http://www.newscientist.com/blogs/nstv/2011/10/how-to-build-a-time-machine.html
Jim Al-Khalili’s : Stocking drawer : The Story of Electricity , Thursday at 9pm.
Marcus du Sautoy : Programme on the FLT Neutrinos debate – next Wednesday 19th Oct BBC2 evening.