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Two people of Indian descent win the Fields Medal in consecutive years
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Two people of Indian descent win the Fields Medal in consecutive years
The 2018 Fields Medal was awarded a few days ago. 

Akshay Venkatesh, who was born in India and moved to Australia at the age of 2, was one of the recipients. In 2014, Manjul Bhargava, a Canadian of Indian descent, was awarded the Fields Medal. I hereby retract anything I may have said about the intellectual inferiority of Indians. However, I will note that neither of these mathematicians were educated in India; that seems to be key.

Another country that has had 2 recipients in consecutive years is Iran. They look like another force to be reckoned with.

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RE: Two people of Indian descent win the Fields Medal in consecutive years
I'm pretty lacking in surprise tbh.
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RE: Two people of Indian descent win the Fields Medal in consecutive years
(August 8, 2018 at 9:18 pm)bennyboy Wrote: I'm pretty lacking in surprise tbh.

Why's that? Before 2014, the number of people of Indian descent to have won the Fields Medal would have been zero.
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RE: Two people of Indian descent win the Fields Medal in consecutive years
Hmmm. . . it may just be a biased perception on my part. Easy to get biased when you hear about Srinivasa Ramanujan.
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RE: Two people of Indian descent win the Fields Medal in consecutive years
(August 7, 2018 at 8:44 pm)Alexmahone Wrote: The 2018 Fields Medal was awarded a few days ago. 

Akshay Venkatesh, who was born in India and moved to Australia at the age of 2, was one of the recipients. In 2014, Manjul Bhargava, a Canadian of Indian descent, was awarded the Fields Medal. I hereby retract anything I may have said about the intellectual inferiority of Indians. However, I will note that neither of these mathematicians were educated in India; that seems to be key.

Another country that has had 2 recipients in consecutive years is Iran. They look like another force to be reckoned with.

Worship (large)

Repeat after me:

Values of extreme outliers samples do not provide pursuasive indications of the likely average of large populations.
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RE: Two people of Indian descent win the Fields Medal in consecutive years
(August 9, 2018 at 1:29 am)Anomalocaris Wrote:
(August 7, 2018 at 8:44 pm)Alexmahone Wrote: The 2018 Fields Medal was awarded a few days ago. 

Akshay Venkatesh, who was born in India and moved to Australia at the age of 2, was one of the recipients. In 2014, Manjul Bhargava, a Canadian of Indian descent, was awarded the Fields Medal. I hereby retract anything I may have said about the intellectual inferiority of Indians. However, I will note that neither of these mathematicians were educated in India; that seems to be key.

Another country that has had 2 recipients in consecutive years is Iran. They look like another force to be reckoned with.

Worship (large)

Repeat after me:

Values of extreme outliers samples do not provide pursuasive indications of the likely average of large populations.

When you have a billion people, statistical anomalies start working pretty strongly in your favor.
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