While Einstein himself barely dwelt on honors, it is an interesting exercise to ask how many Nobel-caliber breakthroughs Einstein made during his productive research career. This analysis has a bit in common with fantasy sports.
When the new prizes are announced this coming week, it will be a cause to celebrate. But it is also an occasion to reflect. In judging the merits of scientific work, we should be blind to the sex of the researcher.
In two weeks, the Nobel Prizes will be announced from Stockholm, conferring science's highest accolade on a very few chosen researchers. In celebration, Thomson Reuters has released its annual list of Citation Laureates.
In two weeks, the eyes of the world's research community will be fixed firmly on Stockholm for the announcement of the Nobel Prizes. Thomson Reuters has released its annual list the likely contenders for a Nobel Prize.
No one born in the PRC has won the Chemistry or Physiology/Medicine yet, and all four of the PRC-born winners of the Physics prize received their graduate training and did their prize-winning research outside of China.