Reclusive Mathematician May Not Accept $1 Million Prize

A reclusive Russian mathematician who was recently awarded $1 million for solving a problem almost 100 years old said Tuesday he is not sure if he will accept the prize. A children's charity and communist group have suggested that the money should be donated to them. The Clay Mathematics Institute in Cambridge, Mass., announced last week that Grigori Perelman would be awarded a million-dollar Millennium Prize for solving the famous Poincaré conjecture, a problem first posed in 1904 by...Full Story
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