Published On: Sun, Jun 14th, 2015

Tim Hunt: ‘I’ve been hung out to dry. They haven’t even bothered to ask for my side of affairs’

Tim Hunt and his wife Professor Mary Collins tell how their lives fell apart after his quip about women in science went viral on Twitter

 

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In an exclusive interview Tim Hunt and his wife Professor Mary Collins tell how their lives fell apart after his quip about women in science went viral on Twitter
As jokes go, Sir Tim Hunt’s brief standup routine about women in science last week must rank as one of the worst acts of academic self-harm in history. As he reveals to the Observer, reaction to his remarks about the alleged lachrymose tendencies of female researchers has virtually finished off the 72-year-old Nobel laureate’s career as a senior scientific adviser.

What he said was wrong, he acknowledges, but the price he and his wife have had to pay for his mistakes has been extreme and unfair. “I have been hung out to dry, ” says Hunt… READ MORE

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By Niva Goldberg On Thursday, June 11th, 2015

Nobel Laureate Tim Hunt Resigns Over Remarks About ‘Girls’ In Labs

The 73-year-old British Nobel Prize-winning scientist Tim Hunt has resigned from his post at University College London over controversial comments he made about a female Colleague. The professor has apologized and More…

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By News Brief On Wednesday, June 10th, 2015

Nobel Laureate in Medicine Tim Hunt: Female Scientists Cause Trouble for Men in Labs

Scientists should work in gender-segregated labs, according to a Nobel laureate, who said the trouble with “girls” is that they cause men to fall in love with them and cry when criticized. Tim Hunt, awarded More…

 

 

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