Math Genius Explains Why He Refused Prize Money

Submitted by: madest 6 years ago in
http://www.ecanadanow.com/curiosity/2011/04/30/mathematician-grigori-perelman-says-he-can-control-the-universe/

Grigori Perelman turned down $1,000,000.00 for solving the Poincare Conjecture. Reporters finally got the why.
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Male 25,416
Hardcore maths
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Male 101
Article is poo. Grigori Perelman is legit. Wikipedia article.
He`s not as crazy as the article makes him sound. If you scroll down, you`ll see a commenter saying that he was translated badly. He seems eccentric, but I don`t know about crazy.
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Male 2,868
"compute hollowness" sounds like something from a Buddhist koan.
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Female 4,447
Um...okay. Good for him?
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Female 77
Worlds biggest baller
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Female 709
He`s just a dirty bum...
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Male 1,686
can ya prove it isn`t true?
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Male 2,121
@GParadox +1000 for awesome Pi reference.
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Male 716
Mathematicians = this.
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Male 1,629
so basically he is batpoo crazy. makes sense
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Male 108
I figured out hollowness weeks ago. Involves IAB people shouting fake in conjunction with the length of time they have lived in their mother`s basement multiplied by number of FAP sessions looking at Japanese pron
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Male 2,402
Why take the money when Lord Neo from the Matrix can garner Billions and rewrite history.
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Male 1,627
its actually 2mill he reused. one million for solving a complex problem and then a decade later another mill for solving another problem.

this guy seriously needs to take the money. he is nearing his 50`s and lives in his mothers basement. he obviously is not well but he could give the money to his mother and live in a nicer basement.
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Male 373
Some more info I found.

No, it`s not a YouTube advertisement for minivans in India.
"Grigori Perelman CLaims He can Control Universe -- Fact or Fiction?"
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Male 373
"He says hollowness is everywhere and that it can be computed and that it opens up large opportunities."
thathathathat
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Male 158
hollowness?
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Male 346
Did babies write that article?
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Male 2,402
That`s all on the article? Must be a man of few words. Just call him "Neo" already.
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Male 200
What if he`s right?

And

He can control the universe...
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Male 11,740
Idiot savant? The article sucks, it says nothing that really makes sense. So the post is a fail.
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Male 242
@GParadox:
You`re nothing but a numerologist!
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Female 836
I have a close friend with an IQ of 170, he is also excellent at math. Pretty much crazy, too.
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Male 12
I don`t get it. There`s no detail. This article sucks.
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Female 737
I will not be surprised if the next time we hear of him it will because he took a drill to his head.
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Male 776
LOL, what am I doing... who cares if he is full of poo.

If r66tramp wants to beleive he went to school with the guy, then more power to him.
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Male 776
"I went to school with him, he sucked at English."

And how was your time at Leningrad State University, Mr. Canada?
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Female 3,574
So he`s super smart... and super crazy.
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Male 2,592
Damn already gave my three cents on the comment section of the page itself. Sorry, IAB community, you did not get my brand of bullshxt on this one.
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Male 3,061
i`d like to see him figure out why you only find one shoe or one glove on the road while driving.
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Male 1,646
I wish i could have seen this interview...

"So tell me about you`re personal life Grisha?"
"MY NAME IS GRIGORI! I control the universe; AND I can compute hollowness!"
"Kay..."
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Male 32
nutter
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Male 2,700
It is said that everything in the universe is a mathematical solution....

....it is also said that there is a fine line between genius and crazy...
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Male 5,194
Mathematician Grigori Perelman says stupid reporters can kiss his ass.
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Male 674
I went to school with him, he sucked at English.
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Male 10,440
This is a horribly old story. It`s been a while since the poincaree conjecture was solved.
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Male 4,807

Well, that certainly brightened my day.
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Male 5,094
Likely the most intelligent person on the planet, and I have to admit I have a slight nerd-crush on him.
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Male 670
I`ll take the money. Western Union will work just fine.
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Male 758
Obviously not written by a word genius.
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Male 1,021
This and that were amazingly bad articles
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Male 5,314
"That was an amazingly bad article."

this
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Male 1,674
That was an amazingly bad article.
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Male 38,478

I can compute hollowness, too.
Let`s start by measuring the distance between Oystah`s ears.

:-P
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Male 965
I like this guy.
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Male 1,440
His words do make him sound crazy...
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Male 591
[quote]Grigori claims that he can compute hollowness.[/quote]

He can divide by zero?
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Female 4,359
does anyone else think he looks like joaquim phoenix?
what happens when you can control hollowness? fascinating.
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Female 452
because he is delightfully eccentric...
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Male 47
So math genius likes doing math, doesn`t want money, and thinks journalists are hollow. This is a story why?
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Female 7,866
Yes - doesn`t his sister keep an eye on him? He is, if I remember rightly, now on the verge of being seriously mad. I thought he reckoned that he had only done some alterations to someones elses maths and therefore did not want the money--- then started to get a bit peculiar,
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Female 452
I remember this fellow. Last I heard, he was upset that reporters were bothering him while he was picking mushrooms.
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Male 1,526
:)
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Male 2,034
Definition of "genius-weird"
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Male 7,378
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