Influential Mathematicians: Birth, Education, and Affiliation
这篇文章发表在美国数学会二月的Notices上，和大家最近讨论的本科数学教育有点关系。文中统计了三百四十多位Highly cited researchers (HCR) in Math. 这是个很精英的人群，(哈佛也才有8位), 但比菲尔兹奖更有代表性和统计意义。
有意思的数据： 在这343 个最有影响的数学家中
现在工作地: US 68.2%, EU 22.7%, others 9.1%
博士学位： US 57.7% , EU 32.1%, Others 8.5%
本科 ： US 32.7%， EU 33.2% , Others 25.4%
出生地： US 31.5%, EU 37.6 %, Others 27.7 %
(For some HCRs the information is unknown. So the total may not be 100%) .
This could be an indication that “promising” undergraduate mathematics students are found equally in Europe and in the United States and also in other countries outside the United States and Europe.
The majority of highly cited researchers affiliated with U.S. institutions with B.Sc. studies outside the United States and Europe are coming from China, Canada, and India (sixteen, eleven and seven, respectively).
For the majority of the US universities their HCRs come mostly from countries outside the United States.
The majority of HCRs affiliated with US institutions and born outside the US and Europe come from China (7.5 percent), followed by Canada (4 percent).
文章有点长，图表巨多。 感兴趣的读读吧，至少看看识表的能力，在美国这可是小学数学的重要内容 :))