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Date: 04/30/11 12:02 PM

54 Responses to Math Genius Explains Why He Refused Prize Money

  1. Profile photo of madest
    madest Male 40-49
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    April 30, 2011 at 11:55 am
    Link: Math Genius Explains Why He Refused Prize Money - Grigori Perelman turned down $1,000,000.00 for solving the Poincare Conjecture. Reporters finally got the why.
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    msieg007 Male 18-29
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    April 30, 2011 at 12:14 pm
    Definition of "genius-weird"
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    Ajikan Male 18-29
    1526 posts
    April 30, 2011 at 12:21 pm
    :)
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    Raokin Female 18-29
    452 posts
    April 30, 2011 at 12:26 pm
    I remember this fellow. Last I heard, he was upset that reporters were bothering him while he was picking mushrooms.
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    madduck Female 50-59
    7565 posts
    April 30, 2011 at 12:31 pm
    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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    not_me Male 18-29
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    April 30, 2011 at 12:34 pm
    So math genius likes doing math, doesn`t want money, and thinks journalists are hollow. This is a story why?
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    Raokin Female 18-29
    452 posts
    April 30, 2011 at 12:47 pm
    because he is delightfully eccentric...
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    emmettyville Female 40-49
    4348 posts
    April 30, 2011 at 12:50 pm
    does anyone else think he looks like joaquim phoenix?
    what happens when you can control hollowness? fascinating.
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    fiizok Male 40-49
    591 posts
    April 30, 2011 at 12:51 pm
    Grigori claims that he can compute hollowness.

    He can divide by zero?
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    Tubby12370 Male 18-29
    1440 posts
    April 30, 2011 at 1:20 pm
    His words do make him sound crazy...
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    Skythe Male 18-29
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    April 30, 2011 at 1:33 pm
    I like this guy.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    April 30, 2011 at 1:34 pm

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

    :-P
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    BlankTom Male 30-39
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    April 30, 2011 at 1:45 pm
    That was an amazingly bad article.
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    ScottSerious Male 18-29
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    April 30, 2011 at 1:58 pm
    "That was an amazingly bad article."

    this
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    fivezones Male 40-49
    1021 posts
    April 30, 2011 at 2:15 pm
    This and that were amazingly bad articles
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    NitroJunkie Male 70 & Over
    758 posts
    April 30, 2011 at 2:20 pm
    Obviously not written by a word genius.
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    Gottamgear Male 18-29
    670 posts
    April 30, 2011 at 2:48 pm
    I`ll take the money. Western Union will work just fine.
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    Tiredofnicks Male 30-39
    5097 posts
    April 30, 2011 at 2:52 pm
    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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    a1butcher Male 40-49
    4809 posts
    April 30, 2011 at 3:09 pm

    Well, that certainly brightened my day.
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    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
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    April 30, 2011 at 3:32 pm
    This is a horribly old story. It`s been a while since the poincaree conjecture was solved.
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    r66tramp Male 40-49
    674 posts
    April 30, 2011 at 3:35 pm
    I went to school with him, he sucked at English.
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    duffytoler Male 40-49
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    April 30, 2011 at 5:05 pm
    Mathematician Grigori Perelman says stupid reporters can kiss his ass.
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    Steelgrid Male 30-39
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    April 30, 2011 at 5:22 pm
    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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    MooseMaster Male 18-29
    32 posts
    April 30, 2011 at 5:59 pm
    nutter
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    Subushie Male 18-29
    1646 posts
    April 30, 2011 at 6:39 pm
    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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    bacon_pie Male 30-39
    3061 posts
    April 30, 2011 at 6:43 pm
    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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    keith2 Male 30-39
    2588 posts
    April 30, 2011 at 7:04 pm
    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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    pui Female 18-29
    3574 posts
    April 30, 2011 at 7:11 pm
    So he`s super smart... and super crazy.
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    addler Male 13-17
    777 posts
    April 30, 2011 at 7:13 pm
    "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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    addler Male 13-17
    777 posts
    April 30, 2011 at 7:16 pm
    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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    GParadox Female 18-29
    737 posts
    April 30, 2011 at 7:20 pm
    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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    toomuchbuko Male 18-29
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    April 30, 2011 at 7:48 pm
    I don`t get it. There`s no detail. This article sucks.
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    thubanstar Female 50-59
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    April 30, 2011 at 8:02 pm
    I have a close friend with an IQ of 170, he is also excellent at math. Pretty much crazy, too.
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    basherrr Male 18-29
    242 posts
    April 30, 2011 at 8:33 pm
    @GParadox:
    You`re nothing but a numerologist!
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    freddyferret Male 40-49
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    April 30, 2011 at 9:51 pm
    Idiot savant? The article sucks, it says nothing that really makes sense. So the post is a fail.
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    medic1971 Male 30-39
    200 posts
    April 30, 2011 at 9:53 pm
    What if he`s right?

    And

    He can control the universe...
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    handys003 Male 50-59
    2402 posts
    April 30, 2011 at 9:55 pm
    That`s all on the article? Must be a man of few words. Just call him "Neo" already.
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    Birdfather Male 18-29
    346 posts
    April 30, 2011 at 9:58 pm
    Did babies write that article?
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    turbopuppy Male 30-39
    158 posts
    April 30, 2011 at 10:33 pm
    hollowness?
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    Ando Male 13-17
    374 posts
    April 30, 2011 at 10:59 pm
    "He says hollowness is everywhere and that it can be computed and that it opens up large opportunities."
    thathathathat
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    Ando Male 13-17
    374 posts
    April 30, 2011 at 11:20 pm
    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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    Kaagan Male 18-29
    1600 posts
    April 30, 2011 at 11:33 pm
    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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    handys003 Male 50-59
    2402 posts
    April 30, 2011 at 11:37 pm
    Why take the money when Lord Neo from the Matrix can garner Billions and rewrite history.
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    venice08 Male 18-29
    108 posts
    May 1, 2011 at 1:34 am
    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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    dragosal Male 18-29
    1630 posts
    May 1, 2011 at 3:17 am
    so basically he is batpoo crazy. makes sense
  46. Profile photo of regediT
    regediT Male 18-29
    716 posts
    May 1, 2011 at 6:31 am
    Mathematicians = this.
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    danthew Male 18-29
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    May 1, 2011 at 6:45 am
    @GParadox +1000 for awesome Pi reference.
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    earthshone Male 18-29
    1688 posts
    May 1, 2011 at 6:49 am
    can ya prove it isn`t true?
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    Spocom Female 13-17
    709 posts
    May 1, 2011 at 7:53 am
    He`s just a dirty bum...
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    misiz_sjmxo Female 18-29
    77 posts
    May 1, 2011 at 9:51 am
    Worlds biggest baller
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    Ani187 Female 30-39
    4448 posts
    May 1, 2011 at 1:06 pm
    Um...okay. Good for him?
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    sbeelz Male 30-39
    2868 posts
    May 1, 2011 at 6:47 pm
    "compute hollowness" sounds like something from a Buddhist koan.
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    Dhharrgoww Male 18-29
    101 posts
    May 1, 2011 at 10:14 pm
    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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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
    25420 posts
    May 2, 2011 at 1:38 am
    Hardcore maths

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