It’s Time to Rethink the Nobel Prizes

By - October 4th, 2017
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“They can go to a maximum of three people, and they can’t be awarded posthumously, but that wasn’t part of Alfred Nobel’s original vision”

“There have long been calls for Nobel Prize reform. Many are dismayed when scientists treat the rules of the Nobel Prize as inviolable as laws of nature itself. These voices, like distant signals from in-spiraling black holes, may prove too loud for the Nobel committees to continue to ignore. After all, we are living in a populist era where long-held traditions and institutions are coming under intense scrutiny. Some institutions are responding with reform, others remain steadfast, committed to maintaining their outdated rules.”

Read more in Scientific American.

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