Nobel laureates in fiction: From La fin du monde to The Big Bang Theory

  title={Nobel laureates in fiction: From La fin du monde to The Big Bang Theory},
  author={Alberto Brodesco},
  journal={Public Understanding of Science},
  pages={458 - 470}
  • A. Brodesco
  • Published 2018
  • Art, Medicine
  • Public Understanding of Science
The history of the Nobel Prize, since its establishment, interlaces with the history of the public image of science. The aim of this article is to illustrate cinematic scientists, portrayed precisely in their moment of maximum glory. The films and television shows upon which the study is based compose a corpus of 189 media texts. The article identifies three main areas that concern the relation between the Nobel Prize and its audiovisual representations: biopics of real Nobel laureates, the… Expand
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