The genius who rejected Fields Medal & Clay Prize: Grigori Perelman 

Math Online Tom Circle

Russian mathematician Grigori Perelman proved the Poincaré Conjecture in 7 years of solitude research in his Russian apartment - same 7 years of solitude forAndrew Wiles (The Fermat’s Last Theorem)in the Cambridge attic house andZhang Yitang 张益唐 (7-Million-Gap Twin Primes) in the “Subway” sandwich kitchen.

7 is the Perfect Number. 1 week has 7 days, according to the “Book of Genesis”, God created the universe in 6 days and rested “Sabbath” on the beautiful 7th day.

People involved in his journey:

  • His mother who supported his early education in Math, all the way to his international fame and adulthood —Erdös Paulalso had a mother supporting her single son in the entire Mathematical life.
  • Prof Hamilton who “unintentionally”gave him the inspiration of the “Ricci-flow” tool – the first key to the door of The Poincaré Conjecture.
  • His closed Chinese friend the MIT…
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    Author: tomcircle

    Math amateur

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