Millenium Prize Problem solved!

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

March 18, 2010

The Clay Mathematics Institute (CMI) announces today that Dr. Grigoriy Perelman of St. Petersburg, Russia, is the recipient of the Millennium Prize for resolution of the Poincaré conjecture. The citation for the award reads:

The Clay Mathematics Institute hereby awards the Millennium Prize for resolution of the Poincaré conjecture to Grigoriy Perelman.

The Poincaré conjecture is one of the seven Millennium Prize Problems established by CMI in 2000. The Prizes were conceived to record some of the most difficult problems with which mathematicians were grappling at the turn of the second millennium; to elevate in the consciousness of the general public the fact that in mathematics, the frontier is still open and abounds in important unsolved problems; to emphasize the importance of working towards a solution of the deepest, most difficult problems; and to recognize achievement in mathematics of historical magnitude.
http://claymath.org/poincare/index.html [Broken]
 
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Let's hope they haven't just been checking the proof all this time...!
 
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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
 
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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.
 
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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

Grigory Perelman, the Russian who seems to have solved one of the hardest problems in mathematics, has declined one of the discipline's top awards.

Dr Perelman was to have been presented with the prestigious Fields Medal by King Juan Carlos of Spain, at a ceremony in Madrid on Tuesday.
 
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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.
 
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If Dr. Grigoriy Perelman refuses it, he's gonna be a hero.
 
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I thought you'd say "...then I'm willing to take the money" :')
 
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I thought you'd say "...then I'm willing to take the money" :')
Great idea!
 
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