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her genius.... she is one of the top mathematicians in the world.... why no feilds medal or wolf prize in mathematics?

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her genius.... she is one of the top mathematicians in the world.... why no feilds medal or wolf prize in mathematics?

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her genius.... she is one of the top mathematicians in the world.... why no feilds medal or wolf prize in mathematics?

Never until today I heard of this woman, and now that I've read a little it seems to be she's an applied mathematician into

financial and economics stuff, which perhaps doesn't have so wide a range to do

Besides, it could be she's not that brilliant...I really don't know, but your claim that she's one of the top mathematicians in the world

is something I just couldn't verify.

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iris_Mack

Pretty cool. How'd you hear about her?

It doesn't say if she made a major mathematical breakthrough. Quants don't typically get Fields medals. A lot of math and physics Ph.D's went into finance the past couple of decades. Once you go to the applied track and leave pure research, you're pretty much out of the Fields pool.

Looks like she's a great business person as well as a mathematician. That's a rare combination.

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Ah I found the specific answer to your question. From http://www.math.buffalo.edu/mad/PEEPS/mack_iris.html ...

You get the Fields medal for doing major research. And she left research to go into consulting.

She had a very interesting job at Enron managing their option strategies. Must have a lot of stories to tell about that place!

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