Grigoriy Perelman - A Serious Lesson For All Of Us

Wednesday, March 24, 2010 - 18:28 in Mathematics & Economics

Like about four years ago, the name of Grigoriy Yakovlevich (Grisha) Perelman is again in the mass-media headlines all around the world. Grisha is a prominent mathematician, who was able to solve one of the most perplexed mathematical problems of the last two centuries: he had managed to prove the Poincaré conjecture. In 2006 he was awarded the prestigious Fields Medal, but had voluntarily and expressly refused to accept it.Most recently, he has been awarded the not less prestigious Clay Millenium Prize, but is expected to reject this award as well. read more

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