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Dee Roytenberg
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I had no fucking idea.

we have a remarkable example of a couple of gay mathematicians who lived together in the recent past in the Soviet Union to the extent it was possible in the society where being gay was a criminal offense, and people convicted of it often never came back. These mathematicians are Andrei Nikolaevich Kolmogorov, who is considered to be the mathematician number one in this century by many people, and Pavel Sergeevich Aleksandrov, a well known topologist. Their mathematical achievements were recognized by their fellow mathematicians and by the Soviet officialdom - both were high-ranking members of the Soviet Academy of Sciences.

http://www.cs.brandeis.edu/~bukatin/personal.html
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She taught me about the Joukowski airfoil.
A brutal month for leading female mathematicians. The Morawetz inequalities for nonlinear wave equations (which have since been generalised to many other nonlinear dispersive equations) are still basically the only tool we have to force long-time decay on large-data solutions to these equations; I myself have crucially relied on some version of these inequalities in several of my own papers.

I only encountered Morawetz once, when she gave the ICM Emmy Noether Lecture in Berlin in 1998. My memory of the lecture is rather hazy, but I recall she had quite a commanding presence.
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TIL that Trofim Lysenko still has a loyal following, and they are not giving up the fight.

http://lysenkoism.narod.ru/ (a Lysenkoism apology site, mostly in Russian)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lysenkoism
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I think every field of studies could use a Journal of Negative Results in [that field]. The mathematical version should run a special "Big Problems" series.

On reproducibility: missing among the fixes is giving the original researchers additional kudos every time their research is replicated. That will have them bending over backwards to be as transparent as they can about their methodology, without any need to impose transparency standards by fiat.
The 7 biggest problems facing science, according to 270 scientists

"Likewise, Cambridge mathematician Tim Gowers argues that researchers should get recognition for advancing science broadly through informal idea sharing — rather than only getting credit for what they publish.

We’ve gotten used to working away in private and then producing a sort of polished document in the form of a journal article," Gowers said. "This tends to hide a lot of the thought process that went into making the discoveries. I'd like attitudes to change so people focus less on the race to be first to prove a particular theorem, or in science to make a particular discovery, and more on other ways of contributing to the furthering of the subject."

http://www.vox.com/2016/7/14/12016710/science-challeges-research-funding-peer-review-process
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To close, I’d like to return to the human case. Many years ago, after I gave a lecture that featured your chicken experiments, a woman rushed up to me and said, “That first experiment describes my department! I have names for those three hens!”
Muir’s experiments and the social effects of naive eugenics

"Muir’s experiments reveal a tremendous naiveté in the idea that creating a good society is merely a matter of selecting the “best” individuals. A good society requires members working together to create what cannot be produced alone, or at least to refrain from exploiting each other. Human societies approach this ideal to varying degrees, but there is always an element of unfairness that results in some profiting at the expense of others. If these individuals are allowed to breed, and if their profiteering ways are heritable, then selecting the “best” individuals will cause a cooperative society to collapse. It’s a good thing that the early eugenicists did not have their way!"

https://evolution-institute.org/article/when-the-strong-outbreed-the-weak-an-interview-with-william-muir/
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Will Joachim Löw invoke his right to be forgotten now?
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It's remarkable that robots get a free pass in situations that would get a human in serious trouble. It's as though we were all secretly utilitarian but determined never to admit it to our fellow humans.

Also, I just have to quote the following comment on the original article in its entirety (emphasis mine):

Who gets to decide what is right and wrong? It seems to me, that the society of United States of America has lost their way as to what is right and wrong. I certainly wouldn't want them imposing their value system on my robot. Men marrying men, killing babies, allowing men to use public showers with little girls, rampant drug use, ignoring immigration laws, etc. Hopefully a robot would adhere to truly what is right and wrong as defined by our grandparents.
How to Build a Moral Robot

If robots are going to drive our cars and play with our kids, we’ll need to teach them right from wrong
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