View Full Version : Russian solves $1M puzzle... then disappears

Hurrah4Lara

20-08-06, 21:09

Woah, the Russian mathematician Perelman solved Poincaré's conjecture, so they reckon he's won the $1M Fields medal-prize, but he may not turn up to get it on Tuesday:yik:!

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,13509-2314987,00.html

H4L [Jessika]

Hmmm interesting article H4L :wve: But I'm slightly stumped by this:

Mathematicians have been struggling with Poincaré’s conjecture since it was posed in 1904 by Jules Henri Poincaré, a French polymath. The conjecture tackles the nature of three-dimensional space. Simply stated, it posits that an object such as a pear or a banana is deformable into a sphere, whereas a bagel or American-style doughnut with a hole in the middle is not.

Pardon? http://foolstown.com/sm/wow.gif I was never great at maths but.....why?

Pardon? http://foolstown.com/sm/wow.gif I was never great at maths but.....why?

If I knew, I'd be $1M richer... ;)

Hurrah4Lara

20-08-06, 21:24

If I knew, I'd be $1M richer... ;)

Exactly, Mona:D! Most of us would do it for the $1M, but Perelman did it

Because it was there:cool:

H4L:wve:

Night Crawler

20-08-06, 22:14

He got sucked into Avalon.

Lost_Raider

21-08-06, 00:05

Pardon? http://foolstown.com/sm/wow.gif I was never great at maths but.....why?

Vector calculus stuff I believe, pretty useful in physics and engineering...

CerebralAssassin

21-08-06, 02:12

great news...actually Poincare is one of my favorite mathematicians..(see three-body problem) ;) but where did he go?:confused:

Pardon? http://foolstown.com/sm/wow.gif I was never great at maths but.....why?

I'd like to ask that my self O.O

this was an intresting read :)

CerebralAssassin

21-08-06, 02:16

Hmmm interesting article H4L :wve: But I'm slightly stumped by this:

Pardon? http://foolstown.com/sm/wow.gif I was never great at maths but.....why?

..are you asking why you're not good at math or why he dissapeared:confused:

He got sucked into Avalon.

:vlol:

It's just difficult to even comprehend the weight of the problem. The calculus involved is beyond the caliber I've studied.

CerebralAssassin

21-08-06, 17:32

:vlol:

It's just difficult to even comprehend the weight of the problem. The calculus involved is beyond the caliber I've studied.

well beyond that my friend..well beyond...I'm just beginning to scratch on the surface of the stuff he was doin'..:p

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