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