Perelman Says No
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I’m sure most of you have heard by now, but on Tuesday Grigori Perelman refused to accept the Fields Medal for his work on the Poincaré Conjecture. I’m sure there are people with all sorts of opinions about this, but the First Post has an interesting take on the situation. Also, if you’re looking for another explanation of why any of this matters anyway, I suggest reading Jordan Ellenberg’s Slate article here.