Tuesday, August 24, 2010

The Man Who Refused Million Dollars

Mathematical geniuses, few of them, have an eccentric quality to them. Our own Indian genius, Srinivas Ramanujan, always attributed his genius to Namagiri Thayar at Namakkal, his family deity. Now we come across a Russian genius, Grigory Perelman, who has proved a tricky conjecture but has refused the award. He has become reclusive and lives with his mother in St. Petersburg. Here is a link on him http://rbth.ru/articles/2010/07/07/the_man_who_refused_a_million_dollars.html

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