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## Grigory Perelman Turns Down \$1M Millennium Prize226

Posted by kdawson
Kleiba writes "After turning down the prestigious Field Medal in 2006 for his contributions to mathematics, the reclusive Russian mathematician Grigory Perelman announced yesterday that he is rejecting a \$1 million Millennium Prize from the Clay Mathematics Institute for solving the Poincare conjecture."
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## Grigory Perelman Turns Down \$1M Millennium Prize

• #### So... (Score:2, Funny)

on Friday July 02, 2010 @11:43AM (#32775328)
If that million dollars is just sitting around doing nothing, can I please have it instead? I'm pretty good at adding.
• #### Re:Again? (Score:5, Funny)

by Anonymous Coward on Friday July 02, 2010 @11:53AM (#32775552)

he's got 99 problems but the poincare conjecture aint one

• #### Re:he did it because (Score:4, Funny)

on Friday July 02, 2010 @11:54AM (#32775572)
yeah, earthly indulgences are wicked sweet. You could buy a lot of waffle mix with one million dollars. about 592,000 lbs of waffle mix.
• #### Re:Why (Score:2, Funny)

on Friday July 02, 2010 @11:56AM (#32775598)

Because this guy believes that most advancements in science are cooperative efforts, and that recognizing individuals for merely putting the last piece in the jigsaw puzzle is intellectually dishonest

No, no, no, no, no. You got it all wrong. Please don't paint this with your opinionated brush about intellectual honesty.
It's simple. What USE does he have for money in the 8th dimension?! (It's pronounced Big-boo-TAY)

• #### Millennium, not Millenium. (Score:5, Funny)

by Anonymous Coward on Friday July 02, 2010 @11:57AM (#32775608)

Millennium. Two Ns. From Latin "mille", thousand, and "annus", year. A thousand years.
If you write it with only one N, it would be derived from mille and anus, which would be "a thousand assholes".

• #### Re:Why (Score:2, Funny)

<busheatskok@gmail.com> on Friday July 02, 2010 @12:01PM (#32775686) Homepage Journal

Yes, but to be fair, this time they offered the prize to the OTHER eyebrow.

• #### Re:Why (Score:2, Funny)

on Friday July 02, 2010 @12:06PM (#32775792)

So the guy should donate it back. This isn't hard to figure out.

• #### Re:Why (Score:1, Funny)

by Anonymous Coward on Friday July 02, 2010 @12:08PM (#32775832)

Taking from one Charity and giving to another Charity? Now that is just sick.

Obviously you are not the US President.

• #### He can now answer another famous question - (Score:4, Funny)

on Friday July 02, 2010 @12:21PM (#32776050)
"If you're so smart, why ain't you rich?"

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• #### Re:A true mathmetician (Score:3, Funny)

on Friday July 02, 2010 @12:23PM (#32776088) Journal

A true mathmetician ... There aren't too many of 'em left out there.

*facepalm*

• #### Re:Millennium, not Millenium. (Score:5, Funny)

by Anonymous Coward on Friday July 02, 2010 @12:36PM (#32776318)

If you write it with only one N, it would be derived from mille and anus, which would be "a thousand assholes".

...which, incidentally, is the prize for excellence in management.

• #### Re:Jerk (Score:3, Funny)

on Friday July 02, 2010 @12:59PM (#32776784)
Shut up, twat.
• #### Re:Why (Score:5, Funny)

on Friday July 02, 2010 @01:08PM (#32776902) Homepage Journal

He should be honored and respected for his actions, not called abnormal.

Yeah we should give him a prize or sth. Oh, wait...

• #### Perhaps a modest change to his M.O. would do - (Score:5, Funny)

on Friday July 02, 2010 @01:35PM (#32777454)
Narrator: Meanwhile, at the International Conference of Mathematics...

(In a oak-walled conference room, about two dozen bearded and bespeckled men gathered around a long table, cluttered with papers, a large blackboard on the wall full of figures, cross-outs and erase marks. The man at the center of the table stands from his chair and wearily proclaims:)

Conference Leader: Well, gentlemen, I fear a solution to the Riemann hypothesis eludes us once again...

(Suddenly, a masked man bursts through the conference room doors.)

All: It's the Lone Mathematician!

LM: Gentlemen, I believe this is what you're looking for! (Slaps a paper on the desk. They all look down at it, then look up astonished)

All: A solution to the Riemann hypothesis! BUT HOW!?

CL (holding up the paper): So elegant and precise, and yet so simple! You're a man of true genius!

LM: I'm merely standing on the shoulders of giants, gentlemen.

(The Lone Mathematician gracefully leaps onto a nearby windowsill and steps out. They all run to the window and look down, seeing that he has jumped onto the back of a horse in the courtyard.)

LM (riding off): Hi Ho Sliderule, Away!!

CL: Who was that masked man? I wanted to thank him...

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• #### Re:Why (Score:2, Funny)

on Friday July 02, 2010 @02:31PM (#32778332)