AKA Grigori Yakovlevich Perelman
Birthplace: Leningrad, Russia
Race or Ethnicity: White
Executive summary: Proved the Poincaré conjecture
Reclusive Russian math prodigy who solved what had been thought an insolvable mathematics riddle posed by Henri Poincaré, proving that three-spheres are the only possible bounded three-dimensional spaces to contain no holes. Refused a $1M cash prize offered for the solution. "Emptiness is everywhere and it can be calculated, which gives us a great opportunity... I know how to control the universe. So tell me, why should I run for a million?"
University: PhD Mathematics, St. Petersburg State University
University: Steklov Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences, St. Petersburg
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