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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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