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Grigori Perelman
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Mathematician
    (June 13, 1966- )
    Born in St. Petersburg, Russian Federation
    Worked at the Steklov Institute of Mathematics
    Solved the Poincare Conjecture, considered one of the most difficult and far-reaching math problems of the 20th century
    He published his proof on the internet instead of in a peer-reviewed journal (2002).
    He became the first person to refuse the Fields Medal, the highest award in mathematics (2006).
    He earlier had rejected an award from the European Mathematical Society, claiming the prize committee was unqualified to assess his work.
    He gave up math, quit his job and moved back in with his mother.
    A colleague said, 'He looked like Rasputin.'
    He won a gold medal with a perfect score in the International Mathematical Olympiad (1982).
    He is a talented violinist.
    His proof of the Poincare Conjecture was Science magazine's 'Breakthrough of the Year,' the first time the field of math was chosen for recognition.
    After rejecting the Fields Medal he said, 'If the proof is correct, then no other recognition is needed.'

Credit: C. Fishel


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