Numb3rs

Season 2 Episode 3

Obsession

3
Aired Friday 10:00 PM Oct 07, 2005 on CBS

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    • Larry: They say that Alfred Nobel's mistress had an affair with a very famous mathematician. So, naturally, Nobel wouldn't want to share his prize with his rival.

      Larry mentions the alleged rivalry between Alfred Nobel, whose will instituted the Nobel Prizes, and Gösta Mittag-Leffler, the mathematician who would have had a relationship with Nobel's wife.
      This legend is discredited though, for the two of them couldn't have had enough contact in their lifetimes, there is no historical evidence, and Nobel never got married after all. More likely, the thought of creating a Math Prize never occurred to Nobel, for he was only concerned about practical sciences.

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