Talk:Fields Medal

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Current/Last Affiliation[edit]

I'm not making any changes... I'm not arguing.... I'm just tossing a question out... what's the value in the Current/Last Affiliation column? I see it basically divided into two categories: There are people who are currently affiliated, and people who are dead or retired. If the person is dead or retired then their last affiliation seems just as arbitrary as their second-to-last affiliation. If the person is alive, I do see significance in noting that a Fields Metal winner is currently affiliated there, but this is information that can go stale. It just seems a very low quality column left over from when the table was keeping score by birthplace and nationality and whatever else. I'm not touching Current/Last Affiliation, but if it happens to go away I won't complain. Alsee (talk) 03:47, 5 September 2014 (UTC)

The Current/Last Affiliation column is not appropriate. In almost all cases, affiliation at the time of the award is considered important. Zenqueue (talk) 05:32, 17 May 2015 (UTC)
In my view,it's a good thing to maintain, and to update current affiliation(s) of a recipient,if one has some solid reference about the current affilation(s).2.190.99.138 (talk) 17:48, 11 August 2015 (UTC)

Nobel and Fields[edit]

I see that there is too much comparison of the Fields Medal with the Nobel Prize on this article.

The Fields Medal should NOT be refereed as "Nobel Prize of Mathematics". What would you think if someone called the Nobel Prize in Chemistry as the "Fields Medal of Chemistry"? That is wrong...

Yes, talk about how prestigious it is, but there is no need to mention Nobel... — Preceding unsigned comment added by GloryEvans (talkcontribs) 02:36, 2 August 2015 (UTC)

Agreed.No need for comparison between Nobel Prize & Fields medal.By the way,I heard that Abel Prize is the closest thing to Nobel Prize of Math.2.190.99.138 (talk) 17:52, 11 August 2015 (UTC)

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