Archive for January, 2007

Did You Know…
January 31, 2007

…There is no Nobel Prize for mathematics (the Fields Medal is often considered to be the equivalent in terms of prestige). A common legend states that Nobel decided against a prize in mathematics because a woman – said to be either his fiancé or mistress – rejected him for or cheated on him with a famous mathematician, often claimed to be Gösta Mittag-Leffler. There is no historical evidence to support the story, and Nobel was never married.