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Russian math genius ignores $1 million Millennium Prize


Nov 17, 2009
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Russia, Moscow
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Russian reclusive math genius Grigory Perelman did not appear in Paris on Tuesday to collect his $1 million prize for solving a problem that has puzzled scientists for over a century.

In March 2010, the Clay Mathematics Institute (CMI) of Cambridge, Massachusetts, announced that Perelman, 43, would be awarded the prize for proving the Poincare conjecture, one of seven problems on the institute's Millennium Prize list.

CMI President James Carlson said on Tuesday he could not explain why the mathematician ignored the event in his honor and that he was waiting for Perelman to decide if he wants the money or not.

Russian math genius ignores $1 million Millennium Prize | Science
I'd tell them to put the check in the mail. You can't fully blame him for not wanting to go to Paris.
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