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Millenium Prize Problem solved!

  1. Mar 21, 2010 #1

    JcX

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    After a century time, the millennium of Poincaré Conjecture has been solved by Dr. Grigoriy Perelman.

    http://claymath.org/poincare/index.html [Broken]
     
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  3. Mar 21, 2010 #2
    Let's hope they haven't just been checking the proof all this time...!
     
  4. Mar 21, 2010 #3

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    He solved this back in 2006 or something. Why did it take them so long to give him the prize?

    Also, he turned down the Fields medal after he completed the proof, I wonder if he'll accept this one or turn it down also
     
  5. Mar 22, 2010 #4

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    I bet you must referring this from Wikipedia, but is that true?
    Because from the official website from Claymath, they didn't mention about this case where he solved it long ago.
     
  6. Mar 22, 2010 #5

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    Actually, I'm referencing what I heard when this occurred, but there are certainly sources that still exist:

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/5274040.stm

     
  7. Mar 22, 2010 #6

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    Hmmmm... I guess you're correct after all.
    I didn't follow much from the previous news, I'm just focusing on the news where Claymath officially announced that the problem has been solved.
     
  8. Mar 24, 2010 #7

    TFT

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    If Dr. Grigoriy Perelman refuses it, he's gonna be a hero.
     
  9. Mar 25, 2010 #8

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    I thought you'd say "...then I'm willing to take the money" :')
     
  10. Mar 25, 2010 #9

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    Great idea!
     
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