Friday, December 12, 2008

When In Doubt, Post Paul Krugman Content

If you haven't seen it already, Paul Krugman's Nobel Prize lecture is quite good.

Today's useless fact: the story that there is no Nobel Prize in mathematics because Alfred Nobel's wife had an affair with a mathematician is a hoax.

1 comment:

low-tech cyclist said...

So why isn't there a Nobel in mathematics? Not just why wasn't there one at the beginning, but why hasn't one been added on over the years? Econ didn't originally have a Nobel, after all.

The Fields Medal just isn't the same.