It's still a man's world in the Shaw Prizes for scientific research, with only one woman winning an award in the past decade. And while strides are being made to tip the gender balance, the...
Shaw Prize laureates announced
It is hard to follow a conversation with Maxim Kontsevich, as he peppers it with unfamiliar terms such as mirror symmetry and vector spaces.
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