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Perfect Rigour: A Genius and the Mathematical Breakthrough of the Century

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In 2006, an eccentric Russian mathematician named Grigori Perelman solved one of the world's greatest intellectual puzzles. The Poincare conjecture is an extremely complex topological problem that had eluded the best minds for over a century. In 2000, the Clay Institute in Boston named it one of seven great unsolved mathematical problems, and promised a million dollars to anyone who could find a solution. Perelman was awarded the prize this year - and declined the money. Journalist Masha Gessen was determined to find out ...

Perfect Rigour: A Genius and the Mathematical Breakthrough of the Century 2011, Icon Books Ltd, Duxford

ISBN-13: 9781848312388

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Perfect Rigour: A Genius and the Mathematical Breakthrough of the Century 2011, Icon Books Ltd, Duxford

ISBN-13: 9781848313019

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