AMARTYA SEN: ECONOMICS, ETHICS AND JUSTICE

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Nobel Prize Winner for Economics, Amartya Sen, invites us to reflect on the key concepts of economics, ethics and justice.
Is it possible to combine ethical values ​​with the laws of the market? What are the definitions of social justice and well-being? The sharp analysis of economist Amartya Sen and his idea of economic development, inseparable from the values ​​of democracy and freedom.

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MICHAEL SPENCE: THE ECONOMIC MODEL OF EMERGING ECONOMIES

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Nobel laureate Michael Spence presents the new economic players and the challenges of the global world.
At the dawn of the third millennium, there are new players that have taken the economic stage: they are the emerging economies, in particular, the so-called BRIC group (Brazil, Russia, India, China) and south-east Asia; the story of their overwhelming development, lights and shadows of the new dynamics of the global economy.

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ROBERT MERTON: THE STOCK MARKET IN THE GLOBAL ECONOMIC SYSTEM

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Economist Robert Merton, Nobel Prize Winner in 1997, reveals to us the mechanisms of the stock market and financial economy.
A journey into the complex world of finance and the stock market, including mortgage loans and derivatives, speculative bubbles and mathematical models; in a clear and precise presentation, the opportunities and risks of a fundamental instrument for understanding the evolution of the economy.

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ROBERT MUNDELL: THE INVENTION OF THE EURO

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The birth of the single European currency in the tale of one of the protagonists of contemporary economics, Nobel laureate Robert Mundell.
In January 1999 the euro officially came into effect, which now interests 18 countries and more than three hundred million people. A thorough look into the journey of the single European currency, from the beginnings to the financial crisis of recent years, the risks and challenges of the near future.

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ANDREW WILES: THE THEORY OF NUMBERS

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Andrew Wiles, one of the great mathematicians of our time, guides us into the fascinating world of numbers.
The principles and developments of the theory of numbers, the discipline that the famous scientist Gauss called “the queen of mathematics”; a journey among its leading figures, an inheritance of theories and puzzles handed down to us, the progress of a subject matter that is constantly evolving.

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JAMES WATSON: THE HUMAN GENOME

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The great scientist James Watson, Nobel Prize Winner for Medicine in 1962, tells us about the Human Genome Project and his ambitions.
In 1988, when the U.S. Congress gave the official go-ahead to the Human Genome Project, it opened a season of great excitement in the field of biology. The objective was to identify the genetic code that every human being carries in its cells. The fundamental stages of a race to reach the sequence of life.

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JOHN NASH: THE GAME THEORY

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Nobel Prize winner John Nash, one of the most famous scientists of our time, takes us into the heart of the theory of games.
Is it possible to build a mathematical model of behavior from a game of chess? An innovative theory for understanding the elaborate strategies that underlie the choices of men. A rational approach that has become a point of reference in many different fields, from economics to psychology to political science.

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JAMES WATSON: DNA, THE SECRET OF LIFE

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The discovery of the structure of DNA through the words of one of its creators, the Nobel Prize Winner for Medicine James Watson.
In the mid-nineteenth century biology had taken great leaps and bounds thanks to the research of Mendel and the discovery of DNA. A century later, a couple of fundamental questions still keep scientists searching: what is DNA made up and how is its hereditary information transmitted? The story of a sensational discovery and the dawn of a new era in genetics.

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SHELDON LEE GLASHOW: MAX PLANCK

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Nobel Prize Winner in Physics Sheldon Lee Glashow presents a revolutionary theory and its creator.
The insights, experiments and achievements of Max Planck and his successors. How the understanding of the invisible structure of matter has paved the way for futuristic technological applications, from the laser to the cellular phone. It’s a new vision of physics; one of the most famous theories but also the most complex of modern science.

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HAROLD KROTO: LAVOISIER AND MENDELEEV

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Nobel laureate Harold Kroto leads us into the fascinating world of modern chemistry.
From the experiments of alchemists, among philosophy and religion, to the “Nothing is created and nothing is destroyed” of Lavoisier, up to the invention of the periodic table of Mendeleev: the birth, development and future scenarios of science that inquires into the nature of the universe.

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SHELDON LEE GLASHOW: MAXWELL

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Sheldon Lee Glashow, Nobel Prize Winner for Physics in 1979, describes the history of electromagnetism.
Electricity and magnetism; two physical phenomena strongly linked to each other, two forces that have revolutionized everyday life. From Franklin’s lightning rod to the experiments of Galvani and Volta, and the fundamental discoveries of Faraday and Maxwell; the path of science to the conquest of electricity and its unlimited power.

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