Wednesday, May 25, 2005
A-bomb pioneer wins mathematics prize
Here's an article about Peter Lax who just won the Abel Prize, which is like the Nobel Prize for Math. There's also the Fields Medal, which is also like the Nobel Prize for Math, but I think it's generally for younger mathematicians. Anyway, I find it very cool that the announcement of such a major math prize was posted on CNN. Math has been getting much more mainstream recognition, which, whether or not it deserves, is nice regardless.