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(Original post by ChemistBoy)
Bah! It's all flim-flam until we get some experiments done.
Nobel Prize up for grabs here!

I'm working on the double, a Nobel Prize for physics (without a degree in physics just so as to grab even more headlines) and a Fields medal for working out some amazing way to quickly calculate insanely high prime numbers. I'll sell it to software companies to use for their key encryption.
Or I might just sit back and wait for all the hot girls that I imagine would be pretty interested in someone with a Fields medal.
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Nobel Prize up for grabs here!

I'm working on the double, a Nobel Prize for physics (without a degree in physics just so as to grab even more headlines) and a Fields medal for working out some amazing way to quickly calculate insanely high prime numbers. I'll sell it to software companies to use for their key encryption.
Or I might just sit back and wait for all the hot girls that I imagine would be pretty interested in someone with a Fields medal.
Yep its a bit of a babe magnet the old Fields medal. You can win a nobel prize in physics with a maths or engineering degree.
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Yep its a bit of a babe magnet the old Fields medal. You can win a nobel prize in physics with a maths or engineering degree.
Yep I know, or without a degree at all. A degree is not a pre-requisite for genius.

Fields medal is more exclusive though.

Let's say, hypothetically that I win a Nobel Prize for physics tomorrow.
If I write to Cambridge uni and say "Got a Nobel Prize, can I join the physics course?", will they snap me up just to fill up their number of affiliated Nobel prize winners?
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Let's say, hypothetically that I win a Nobel Prize for physics tomorrow.
If I write to Cambridge uni and say "Got a Nobel Prize, can I join the physics course?", will they snap me up just to fill up their number of affiliated Nobel prize winners?
I think you would probably get offered an academic position. However, by the time you would have won the nobel prize, everyone would already know how good you were in the scientific community anyway, such is the delay.
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I think you would probably get offered an academic position. However, by the time you would have won the nobel prize, everyone would already know how good you were in the scientific community anyway, such is the delay.
Very true. Is there always a delay whilst they check out that you haven't fluked something or hammed it up?
It's just I'm planning on writing something breathtakingly short (like Einstein's work of a mere 3 or so pages) and would prefer the skyrocket to fame, academic fellowships and sophisticated women.
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Very true. Is there always a delay whilst they check out that you haven't fluked something or hammed it up?
It's just I'm planning on writing something breathtakingly short (like Einstein's work of a mere 3 or so pages) and would prefer the skyrocket to fame, academic fellowships and sophisticated women.
It takes a long time for the work to be recognised as being of the quality necessary. Einstein was a revolutionary scientist, a very different breed to most in the profession.
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I think many physicists regard Hawking as being rather overrated.
Many physicists think anyone but themselves is overrated. The physicist does the God complex better than anyone else I've seen.
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It's just I'm planning on writing something breathtakingly short (like Einstein's work of a mere 3 or so pages) and would prefer the skyrocket to fame, academic fellowships and sophisticated women.
It'd be dizzying. Even your genius mind probably wouldn't be able to deal with it. I predict a six month period at most before you're caught by a tabloid journalist snorting hard drugs off a non-Euclidian surface....
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It'd be dizzying. Even your genius mind probably wouldn't be able to deal with it. I predict a six month period at most before you're caught by a tabloid journalist snorting hard drugs off a non-Euclidian surface....
Aren't hard drugs a prerequisite for actually being able to conceive a non-Euclidean surface anyway?
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Getting a starred first at Oxford is easy in Maths if you ask this young lady.

"She said that the result was much as she had expected."

http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/d...00/2492853.stm
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i wonder why she did oxford maths and not cam...
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Ironic, because most of the people who do biomed are medicine rejects
(Original post by la fille danse)
Would I be right to assume that biology is mostly about memorisation? It definitely was in high school, don't know about uni...

My flatmate who does Biomedical Sciences thinks that my course (English) is a "doss" subject and hers is a "real" subject because she has to spend more time revising than me. :rolleyes:
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Is this true, and does it really make a difference?

What about language subjects? Would you say that to get a First in French was less subjective than getting a First in English Literature?

Want to know your opinions.

Thanks
To get the highest marks in science subjects, all you need is to be good at the subject. Answer the exam questions correctly, or include all the relevant points in your coursework, and you get full marks without any ambiguity.

With arts (and English), there's the added requirement of someone 'liking' your work. There's more than an objective assessment, and it's this subjectivity that means getting top marks is not as easy since being "good" isn't all there is to it
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Come ed, you two - the thread is 12 years old, fdx
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