Perelman, Grigori

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Name
Perelman, Grigori Gender: M
born on 13 June 1966 at 18:39 (= 6:39 PM )
Place St Peterburg, Russian Federation, 59n55, 30e15
Timezone MSK h3e (is standard time)
Data source
Orig source not known
Rodden Rating C
Collector: Lepoivre
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_gemcol.18.gif 22°10' s_mo.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif 19°16 Asc.s_scocol.18.gif 17°11'



Grigori Perelman
photo: George M. Bergman, license gfdl

Biography

Russian mathematician. He was the winner of the all-Russian mathematical olympiad. He made a landmark contribution to Riemannian geometry and geometric topology.

In 1994, Perelman proved the soul conjecture. In 2003, he proved (confirmed in 2006) Thurston's geometrization conjecture. This consequently solved in the affirmative the Poincaré conjecture.

In August 2006, Perelman was offered the Fields Medal for "his contributions to geometry and his revolutionary insights into the analytical and geometric structure of the Ricci flow", but he declined to accept the award, stating: "I'm not interested in money or fame; I don't want to be on display like an animal in a zoo." On 22 December 2006, the scientific journal Science recognized Perelman's proof of the Poincaré conjecture as the scientific "Breakthrough of the Year", the first such recognition in the area of mathematics.

On 18 March 2010, it was announced that he had met the criteria to receive the first Clay Millennium Prize for resolution of the Poincaré conjecture. On 1 July 2010, he turned down the prize of one million dollars, saying that he considered the decision of the board of CMI and the award very unfair and that his contribution to solving the Poincaré conjecture was no greater than that of Richard S. Hamilton, the mathematician who pioneered the Ricci flow with the aim of attacking the conjecture. He also turned down the prestigious prize of the European Mathematical Society.

Link to Wikipedia biography

Source Notes

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Categories

  • Vocation : Science : Mathematics/ Statistics
  • Notable : Awards : Other Awards
  • Notable : Famous : Top 5% of Profession