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William F. Sharpe on Finance

William Sharpe received the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences in 1990 for his contributions to the theory of price formation for financial assets, the so-called Capital Asset Pricing Model (CAPM). (October 7, 2009)

28 Oct 2009

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Kenneth Arrow on Economics

Kenneth Arrow won the Nobel Prize for his contributions to economic equilibrium theory and welfare theory. (April 15, 2009)

29 Jun 2009

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Daphne Koller on Artificial Intelligence

Daphne Koller won a 2004 MacArthur Fellowship for her creativity in the area of artificial intelligence with her research on Bayesian methods, a once obscure branch of probability theory. (February 11, 2009)

4 Mar 2009

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Roger D. Kornberg on Scientific Discovery

In an interview as part of the Stanford Pioneers in Science series, Nobel Prize winner Roger D. Kornberg discusses his impressive scientific discoveries as well as other aspects of life as a scientist and some of his personal opinions. (May 12, 2010)

9 Jul 2010

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Stanley N. Cohen on Genes and Genetics

Stanley N. Cohen discusses his career and his current work studying mechanisms by which viruses and bacteria exploit genes and genetic pathways of host cells in order to produce disease. (March 11, 2010)

21 Apr 2010

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