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By Marc Zimmer
Connecticut College 

Nobel Prizes have a diversity problem even worse than the scientific fields they honor

 

September 30, 2020



(The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.)

(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...



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