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Why is there no math nobel prize?

  1. Apr 7, 2005 #1


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    I realized today that there wasn't one, and i haven't been able to find out why. Anyone here know?
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  3. Apr 7, 2005 #2


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    Please use the search function.We've had threads on this subject.

    Short answer:the late Alfred Nobel didn't want to.

  4. Apr 7, 2005 #3


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    sorry, am in a hurry, so i didn't have time.

    I'll do so later, feel free to close thread.
  5. Apr 7, 2005 #4
    There's been a lot of speculation over time. A quick google search should get you plenty of details. Here's a page to get you started:


    As the article demonstrates, a lot of this speculation is nonsense, but what can you expect? :smile:
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