Dearborn, Mich. — Red carpet season brings excitement and office conversations as performers vie to take home the elusive Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, Tony combination. However, while Nobel Prize winners may not reach laymen’s fever pitch conversations, perhaps now is the time for such a change.
Science, Technology, Engineering Art, Mathematics and STEM are routinely on the lips of many in academia, so prizes for physics, chemistry, physiology or medicine, economic sciences, literature and peace likely got their fair share of eyeballs during this week’s live streaming of winner announcements.
Notably missing from the prize, awarded 579 times between 1901 and 2016, is mathematics. Contrary to myth Alfred Nobel had no grudge against mathematicians. Rather, historians write that Nobel shared a perspective of a few students — math wasn’t his favorite subject.
The winner of the Prize in Economic Sciences is scheduled to be announced 11:45 a.m. local time in Sweden on Monday. Until then, the Peace Doves game can use your help with their Disarmament Mission. (We got six of the eight to their destination on the first try. Did you do better?)