### Grigori Perelman / Γpигopий Πepeлмaн

Grigori Perelman / Григорий Перелман

Just pasting from the English and Bulgarian wikipedias: [1]
and [2].

In August 2006, Perelman was offered the Fields Medal[1] for
"his contributions to geometry and his revolutionary insights into
the analytical and geometric structure of the Ricci flow", but he
declined the award, stating: "I'm not interested in money or fame;
I don't want to be on display like an animal in a zoo." On 22
December 2006, the scientific journal Science recognized Perelman's
proof of the Poincaré conjecture as the scientific "Breakthrough of
the Year", the first such recognition in the area of
mathematics.

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On 1 July 2010, he rejected the prize of one million dollars,
saying that he considered the decision of the board of CMI and the
award very unfair and that his contribution to solving the Poincaré
conjecture was no greater than that of Richard S. Hamilton, the
mathematician who pioneered the Ricci flow with the aim of
attacking the conjecture.[5][6] He had previously rejected the
prestigious prize of the European Mathematical Society, in 1996.[7]
At present, the only Millennium Prize problem to have been solved
is the Poincaré conjecture.

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Perelman is quoted in an article in The New Yorker saying that
he is disappointed with the ethical standards of the field of
mathematics.

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This, combined with the possibility of being awarded a Fields
medal, led him to quit professional mathematics. He has said that
"As long as I was not conspicuous, I had a choice. Either to make
some ugly thing or, if I didn't do this kind of thing, to be
treated as a pet. Now, when I become a very conspicuous person, I
cannot stay a pet and say nothing. That is why I had to
quit."

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Perelman has avoided journalists and other members of the
media. Masha Gessen, the author of Perfect Rigour: A Genius and the
Mathematical Breakthrough of the Century, a book about him, was
unable to meet him.

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2007 г. – британският вестник „Дейли Телеграф“ публикува
списък на „100-те живи гении“, в който Григорий Перелман заема 9-то
място преди другите 2 граждани на Русия (Гари Каспаров на 25-то
място и Михаил Калашников на 83-то място).

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Πpaктичecки нaпълнo пpeкъcвa вpъзкa c кoлeгитe cи. He пpoявявa
интepec към пo-нaтaтъшнa нayчнa кapиepa. Живee c мaйкa cи, вoди
твъpдe зaтвopeн нaчин нa живoт, избягвa жypнaлиcти.

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