### Perelman and the Poincaré conjecture

“The Fields Medal held no interest for him, Perelman explained. “It was completely irrelevant for me,” he said. “Everybody understood that if the proof is correct then no other recognition is needed.””

Manifold Destiny (The New Yorker)

Related:

- Poincare conjecture proved for real? (in theory blogspot)
- BREAKTHROUGH OF THE YEAR: The Poincaré Conjecture---Proved (AAAS Science)
- Manifold Destiny: A legendary problem and the battle over who solved it (The New Yorker)
- Elusive Proof, Elusive Prover: A New Mathematical Mystery (The New York Times)
- Daily News of ICM 2006
- (Wikipedia) Shing-Tung Yau

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