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Poincare Conjecture - Solved?

  1. Jan 1, 2004 #1

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    Mathematicians are now saying that Grigory Perelman has really solved the conjecture and the proof will be in a paper he will post in the near future. His previous papers on this subject are in the arxiv specal topic Differential Geometry (under mathematics). Keep your eyes on this space!
     
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  3. Jan 9, 2004 #2
    This story even made it onto CNN!

    Any thoughts from the number-theory experts here?
     
  4. Jan 11, 2004 #3
    Heck! Now i only have 6 problems to achieve the million of dollars.
    Which I will choose? The P=NP problem? The Hodge conjecture? The Riemann hypothesis not, for sure it must the most investigated by now of the 6.
    It's a pity that I don't understand completely the statement of the Poincare conjecture. It surely must be a very beautiful sensation to achieve to understand the prove of the conjecture. and I think that the prove will have repercussions in the world of physics
     
  5. Jan 11, 2004 #4

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    The P=NP problem; the ramifications could boost the world's GDP by several % in one fell swoop (or not; depends on what you prove :wink: ).

    Did anyone else see the TV program on Wiles and Fermat? In it, Wiles attempted to explain what it felt like; as good a practical demonstration of 'rapture' as any, I feel.

    More exciting than proving the 4-colour theorem, that's for sure. :smile:
     
  6. Jan 11, 2004 #5

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    Well, we don't know how the computer felt.
     
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