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Cocktail Party Conversation about the Fields Medal

Just in time for the weekend, here's your guide to making cocktail party chatter about the Fields Medal, courtesy of Evelyn Lamb's Roots of Unity blog.

You'll learn about the origins and history of the prestigious prize, and the many reasons why you should not call it the "Nobel Prize of mathematics."

Lamb also offers advice for those sick of dwelling on the Fields:

Start following the Chern Medal now. In 20 years, you can talk about how you called the Chern Medal the Nobel Prize of mathematics before it was cool.

Read the post.

Start Date: 
Friday, August 15, 2014

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