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    Quote Originally Posted by ottovonbismarck View Post
    Sad to hear. A lovely opening post but I think you should close the thread. You know what this place is like.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Field Marshal View Post
    Irrelevant to the sexless.
    here comes the resident attention seeker
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Field Marshal View Post
    Well those people you respect so much gave humanity the Atomic Bomb.

    I think your ordinary Joe Soap GP probably does more good in an average lifetime than any "physicist" or "mathematician.".

    Not that I don't admire gifted people in those categories but get a grip.
    people like her are the reason your audience is more than your ma and whoever would be unfortunate to accidently sit beside you in the local on a Wednesday afternoon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Field Marshal View Post
    Well those people you respect so much gave humanity the Atomic Bomb.

    I think your ordinary Joe Soap GP probably does more good in an average lifetime than any "physicist" or "mathematician.".

    Not that I don't admire gifted people in those categories but get a grip.
    Politicians gave us the atom bomb. Mathematicians are like the taxi driver doing as they are instructed. NUCLEAR physics has also greatly benefitted medicine,
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spirit Of Newgrange View Post
    Politicians gave us the atom bomb. Mathematicians are like the taxi driver doing as they are instructed. NUCLEAR physics has also greatly benefitted medicine,
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    A Brilliant mind taken far too early and deepest sympathy to her family and friends.
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    Well i didnt even know who she was but she seems to have been an inspiration to many RIP.
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    No Irish winners of the Fields Medal, no surprise with the disregard the Irish Establishment have for maths and science.

    This Russian mathematician is the only person to decline the Fields Medal. He also declined another award that would have come with a million dollars.

    In August 2006, Perelman was offered the Fields Medal for "his contributions to geometry and his revolutionary insights into the analytical and geometric structure of the Ricci flow", but he declined to accept the award, stating: "I'm not interested in money or fame; I don't want to be on display like an animal in a zoo."

    On 22 December 2006, the scientific journal Science recognized Perelman's proof of the Poincaré conjecture as the scientific "Breakthrough of the Year", the first such recognition in the area of mathematics.

    On 18 March 2010, it was announced that he had met the criteria to receive the first Clay Millennium Prize for resolution of the Poincaré conjecture. On 1 July 2010, he turned down the prize of one million dollars, saying that he considered the decision of the board of CMI and the award very unfair and that his contribution to solving the Poincaré conjecture was no greater than that of Richard S. Hamilton, the mathematician who pioneered the Ricci flow with the aim of attacking the conjecture. He also turned down the prestigious prize of the European Mathematical Society.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grigori_Perelman
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