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2012-02-27 11:13:10

Mathematicians from National University of Singapore and Nanjing University uncover a new mathematical method by challenging age-old assumptions of renowned mathematicians T. Aubin, A. Chang, and P. Yang Mathematically, is it possible to continuously deform a rough sphere into a perfect sphere? Under what situations can we solve the differential equations? Professor Xu Xingwang of the Department of Mathematics at National University of Singapore (NUS), along with Dr Chen Xuezhang from...

2006-08-22 14:50:00

MADRID, Spain (AP) - The Poincare conjecture involves topology, a branch of math that studies shapes. It essentially says that in three dimensions you cannot transform a doughnut shape into a sphere without ripping it, although any shape without a hole can be stretched or shrunk into a sphere. There is a catch: the space has to be finite. Imagine an ant crawling on an apple in a straight line. It can only walk so far before it's back where it started. Even though the apple has three...

2006-08-22 12:45:03

By Ben Harding MADRID (Reuters) - The maths world's biggest celebrity shunned its most prestigious prize on Tuesday, apparently bitter at his perceived mistreatment by fellow intellectuals. Russian Grigory Perelman remained in his St. Petersburg flat while the greatest maths minds met in Madrid for the International Mathematical Union's four-yearly congress. The 40-year-old recluse had been due to receive a Fields Medal, known as the "Nobel Prize" of maths, after solving the...

2006-08-22 11:59:27

By Ben Harding MADRID (Reuters) - The maths world's biggest celebrity shunned its most prestigious prize on Tuesday, apparently bitter at his perceived mistreatment by fellow intellectuals. Russian Grigory Perelman remained in his St Petersburg flat while the greatest maths minds met in Madrid for the International Mathematical Union's four-yearly congress. The 40-year-old recluse had been due to receive a Fields Medal, known as the "Nobel Prize" of maths, after solving the Poincare...

2006-08-22 12:25:00

By Ben Harding MADRID (Reuters) - The maths world's biggest celebrity shunned its most prestigious prize on Tuesday, apparently bitter at his perceived mistreatment by fellow intellectuals. Russian Grigory Perelman remained in his St. Petersburg flat while the greatest maths minds met in Madrid for the International Mathematical Union's four-yearly congress. The 40-year-old recluse had been due to receive a Fields Medal, known as the "Nobel Prize" of maths, after solving the Poincare...


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cacodemon
  • An evil spirit; a devil.
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'Cacodemon' comes from a Greek term meaning 'evil genius.'
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