Russian Solves Historic Math Problem – Update

According to an article in CNN, a reclusive 40-year-old Russian scholar has won the math world’s version of the Nobel Prize for solving a very difficult math problem… Perhaps more interesting is that Grigory Perelman shunned the Fields Medal and the associated monetary rewards because he is disillusioned with academia (now he and I have something in common).

Thanks to Konstantin for pointing me to this story…  As I expected, Perelman is a MOT.

The New Yorker has an interesting article on the recent proof of the Poincaré conjecture and the controversy surrounding it.  It provides additional insigts into the work of Perelman…

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