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First Millennium Prize Declined

On March 18, 2010, the Clay Mathematics Institute announced the first Millennium Prize. This $1,000,000 award went to Russian mathematician Dr. Grigory Perelman for his solution to the Poincar√©¬†Conjecture, a century-old topology problem. Exactly two months ago, I wrote a … Continue reading

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Perfect Rigor

Masha Gessen’s Perfect Rigor: A Genius and the Mathematical Breakthrough of the Century (2009) is the story of Russian mathematician Grigory Perelman and his quest to solve the Poincar√© Conjecture, a problem that eluded the most brilliant minds in the … Continue reading

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