Nov 12

Commented by Joe Hanson in YouTube!

The controversial history, present and future of the Nobel Prizes.

The Nobel Prizes reward the greatest accomplishments of the human race. Right? Then why haven’t they changed much in 100+ years? Do they really represent how science is done? And why so few women?

References and more:

Molly Oldfield – The Secret Museum http://amzn.to/173lLpj

Georgia Lupi Nobel Prize infographic:http://www.brainpickings.org/index.ph…

Alfred Nobel’s will: http://www.nobelprize.org/alfred_nobe…

Top 10 Nobel snubs: http://www.scientificamerican.com/sli…

Nobel Prize controversies (like Johannes Fibiger)http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nobel_Pr…

Women who have won science Nobelshttp://mentalfloss.com/article/53186/…

The Nobel ignores how modern science works:http://spectrum.ieee.org/tech-talk/ae…

Nobel prize and myth of the “lone genius”http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/t…

Thomas Edison on success:http://www.brainpickings.org/index.ph…

Steve Jobs on creativity: http://www.wired.com/wired/archive/4….

Open letter to Nobel committee: http://www.newscientist.com/article/d…

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