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Paddington Bear creator Michael Bond dies aged 91
 
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July 1st, 2017, 6:55 pm

Barry Norman
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July 3rd, 2017, 10:58 am

Cuchulainn wrote:
Barry Norman

RIP - and why not?
 
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July 3rd, 2017, 11:37 am

rmax wrote:
Cuchulainn wrote:
Barry Norman

RIP - and why not?

Sorry, should be. My bad. It's just a handful of people know anything anymore.

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July 3rd, 2017, 11:44 am

I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel to Be Free.

An answer to Cuch's question, not a general feeling about my career to date.
 
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July 3rd, 2017, 11:49 am

rmax wrote:
I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel to Be Free.

An answer to Cuch's question, not a general feeling about my career to date.

Putting things between quotes tends to help I find.
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July 3rd, 2017, 11:52 am

"OK"
 
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July 15th, 2017, 10:01 pm

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RIP
cancer it said
 
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July 15th, 2017, 10:23 pm

RIP.
I saw many people in her field claiming that she did not really deserve the award and I hate to think she got it just because she was a woman. Does anyone have any opinion?
 
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July 16th, 2017, 9:54 am

I've never heard of her before, but to be fair, I looked at a list of recent Fields medal winners, and I've never heard of any of the others either

But a related question. In the Olympics (and even in chess it seems) we have separate men's and women's contests.
Should we have separate Fields medals (and Nobel prizes, etc) for men and women?
 
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July 16th, 2017, 4:12 pm

There are Nobel Prizes in physics (some of them in my past field of research), which are being questioned in corridors. I agree that some choices of the winners seem to have more to do with affiliations, power and politics than the actual contribution to the field, but some of those gossips sound just malicious and resentful.

I have nothing against supporting women in science (where sexism in different forms is strong), even if I've seen that it sometimes creates a pathology. The support should go to women equally talented as men, but with their future chances to develop reduced by external factors (psychological - related to work in a sexist, male-dominated environment, carrying for children and family, etc.) and not to women who pretend that their contribution to science would be more significant was it not impeded by those factors (which sometimes happens and has a degrading effect on the image of women in science and science itself).

She certainly was a talented mathematician, but there seem to be more prominent names in the field and some people claim that the award should have gone to them. Maybe someone from the field has an opinion?
 
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July 17th, 2017, 6:27 am

I can't answer kat's question (I'd never heard of the mathematician who died), but did come across this
Feminist scientists say citing research by straight, white men promotes 'system of oppression'...

evidently it `perpetuates what they call “white heteromasculinism,” which they defined as a “system of oppression” that benefits only those who are “white, male, able-bodied, economically privileged, heterosexual, and cisgendered.” (Cisgendered describes people whose gender identity matches their birth sex.)'
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