Daily Archive: Novembro 13, 2020

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Horizon: The Mystery of Dark Energy

Horizon looks at dark energy - the mysterious force that is unexpectedly causing the universe's expansion to speed up

The effects of dark energy were discovered in 1998, but physicists still don’t know what it is. Worse, its very existence calls into question Albert Einstein‘s general theory of relativity – the cornerstone of modern physics.

The hunt for the identity of dark energy is on. Experiments on earth …

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Trillion Dollar Bet

The film tells the fascinating story of the invention of the Black-Scholes Formula, a mathematical Holy Grail that forever altered the world of finance and earned its creators the 1997 Nobel Prize in Economics

In 1973, three brilliant economists, Fischer Black, Myron Scholes, and Robert Merton, discovered a mathematical Holy Grail that revolutionized modern finance. The elegant formula they unleashed upon the world was sparse and deceptively simple, yet it led to the creation of a multi-trillion dollar industry. Their bold …

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Horizon: The Midas Formula

A beautiful mathematical formula that changed the world

This is the extraordinary story of a beautiful mathematical formula that changed the world, the financial markets, and indeed capitalism itself. It could do the unthinkable – it took the risk out of playing the money-markets. To its inventors it brought the Nobel Prize for economics. To those who …

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Horizon: Is Everything We Know About The Universe Wrong?

Investigating the discovery of what is ominously being called 'dark flow', a phenomenon which could mean scientists might have to find a new way of understanding the universe

There’s something very odd going on in space – something that shouldn’t be possible. It is as though vast swathes of the universe are being hoovered up by a vast and unseen celestial vacuum cleaner.

Sasha Kashlinsky, the scientist who discovered the phenomenon, is understandably nervous: ‘It left us …