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[–]othello[S] 1 point2 points ago

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It only took them 50 odd years. As this columnist points out: http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/aug/13/woman-wins-fields-medal-odds-maryam-mirzakhani, the chances of it taking this long solely by chance are one in 2,250,000,000,000,000.

[–]StudentRadical 2 points3 points ago

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The first Fields medals were awarded in 1936 to Jesse Douglas and my compatriot Lars Ahlfors, so it took 78 years.