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Why didn't John von Neumann win the Turing Award, Fields Medal or Nobel Prize?

I don't know about the Fields medal, but he could not have won the Nobel prize since the only appropriate one would have been the one in Economics, which was awarded for the first time in 1969, 12 ...
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Did Feynman win the Putnam by a "large margin"?

This is Feynman's memory of an unnamed person who told him that. To quote him in an interview: Anyway, I was among the first five. I have since found out from somebody from Canada, where it was ...
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Why didn't John von Neumann win the Turing Award, Fields Medal or Nobel Prize?

At the inception of the Fields medal it was intended to encourage young mathematicians, hence the age restriction. Nash was famously overlooked for the Fields medal because it was thought that ''he ...
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How did USA become world leader in STEM?

interesting question for historians, a bit like "why did Rome fall?" my guess: public money. for many years the us govt has funded scientific research to the tune of many billions of dollars per ...
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Where to find a list of laurates of the Volta prize?

Maindron (1881, pp. 131-133) has the 1852-1880 story, slightly different from what Wikipedia says. Not the same as Napoléon Bonaparte’s Prix du galvanisme (pp. 69-70) which is what Davy got in 1807.
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How did USA become world leader in STEM?

So, how did this shift took place and what were the reasons for the emergence of USA as the pioneer in these fields leaving behind Europe and other countries? Other answers point to World War 2. The ...
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For shared Nobel prizes, where does the medal go?

For shared nobel prize..... Suppose two persons share a nobel prize then both will get a medal but prize money will be diveded in two parts depending upon contribution say 50% and 50% or 75% and 25% ...
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How did USA become world leader in STEM?

The shift to other countries being the STEM leaders these days is already happening. China, by 2017, put in 49% of all patent applications of that year, but also more than every other country in most ...
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How did USA become world leader in STEM?

A big boost in activity for WWII, rolling over into massive government support in the cold war and then the concentration of US venture capital in Silicon Valley today. Not necessarily clear that it ...
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