Nobel Prizes have a diversity problem even worse than the scientific fields they honor
September 30, 2020
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(THE CONVERSATION) In 2007, I served as a consultant for the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences' deliberations about the Nobel Prize in Chemistry. As a result, I was invited to attend the Nobel ceremonies. Staying at the Grand Hotel with all the awardees, I got to see how scientists – excellent but largely unknown outside their fields – suddenly became superstars.
As soon as they're announced annually in early October, Nobel laureates become role models who are invited to giv...