Quirks and Quarks | Dec 12, 2009 | 18:05

Perfect Rigor

In 2002, a Russian mathematician named Grigori Perelman shocked the world by releasing his proof of the Poincaré Conjecture, one of the great problems in mathematics. Since then he's refused all awards for his work, rejected offers from major universities, and claims to have quit mathematics entirely.

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