Friday, June 22, 2007

Dyson and the Nobel Prize

OK, OK, don't jump all over me for this. I KNOW that this is nitpicking, and everyone, including news media, can make "minor" mistakes like this. I am well aware of that. But still, you'd think some news editor would have said "are you sure?" when they read something like this.

This report isn't even about physics. Still, they managed to make a minor but embarassing mistake:

Wednesday night, Challenge Aspen rented a small meeting room for volunteer training. On Thursday, a conference titled "Flight School" attracted 80 pilots to discuss all things aviation. Ester Dyson, daughter of Nobel Prize-winning physicist Freeman Dyson, led the conference.

As far as I know, and a quick scan of the Nobel prize website, Dyson has not been awarded a Nobel prize of any kind. This is not to say that he isn't deserving of one.

Aspen Times needs to pay a closer attention to details like this.


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