01 Aug '17 01:29

Recognising diversity (usually meaning not white men) has become

a 'hot' sociopolitical issue in mathematics, science, and engineering.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ruth_Lyttle_Satter_Prize_in_Mathematics

Since 1991, this prize has been awarded every two years to outstanding women mathematicians.

Out of the 15 winners so far, 10 are white (USA 4, France 3, Belgium 1, UK 1, Ukraine 1).

The 5 other winners are of Asian heritage (3 Chinese, 1 Korean, 1 Iranian).

The 1/3 non-white winners is higher than the proportion of non-white winners of the Fields Medal.

(It should be noted that the Fields Medal began being awarded in 1936,

and there was more racism and sexism in the past.)

Out of 56 winners so far of the Fields Medals, about 9 are non-white:

3 Japanese, 2 Chinese, 1 Vietnamese, 1 Indian, 1 Iranian, 1 Arab (half-Arab).

Given the recent ongoing dominance of the International Mathematical Olympiads

by students of East Asian heritage, one may expect more non-white winners

of Fields Medals. At least several winners of Fields Medals showed their

early promise by excelling at IMOs. It should be noted, however, that many

participants in IMOs don't pursue careers as research mathematicians.

If I recall correctly, a Chinese winner of an IMO gold medal became a

corporate data analyst because he's paid much more than he would be

as a professor of mathematics in China.

a 'hot' sociopolitical issue in mathematics, science, and engineering.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ruth_Lyttle_Satter_Prize_in_Mathematics

Since 1991, this prize has been awarded every two years to outstanding women mathematicians.

Out of the 15 winners so far, 10 are white (USA 4, France 3, Belgium 1, UK 1, Ukraine 1).

The 5 other winners are of Asian heritage (3 Chinese, 1 Korean, 1 Iranian).

The 1/3 non-white winners is higher than the proportion of non-white winners of the Fields Medal.

(It should be noted that the Fields Medal began being awarded in 1936,

and there was more racism and sexism in the past.)

Out of 56 winners so far of the Fields Medals, about 9 are non-white:

3 Japanese, 2 Chinese, 1 Vietnamese, 1 Indian, 1 Iranian, 1 Arab (half-Arab).

Given the recent ongoing dominance of the International Mathematical Olympiads

by students of East Asian heritage, one may expect more non-white winners

of Fields Medals. At least several winners of Fields Medals showed their

early promise by excelling at IMOs. It should be noted, however, that many

participants in IMOs don't pursue careers as research mathematicians.

If I recall correctly, a Chinese winner of an IMO gold medal became a

corporate data analyst because he's paid much more than he would be

as a professor of mathematics in China.