Points mean prizes

Maths genius declines top prize. The prize in question is the Fields Medal. The research in question concerns the Poincaré conjecture, which is all about how to define a sphere, topologically. “He has a different psychological make up, which makes him see life differently”, says one mathematician of the reclusive genius. Is that a nice way of saying he’s a bit nuts?

Here in Australia, the self-proclaimed “Oscars of Australian science” – the Eureka prizes – have been announced.

3 thoughts on “Points mean prizes

  1. nsaunders Post author

    I was Googling around for news on the evening of the prizes and came across a link to an IMB press release announcing the fact. The page didn’t exist at the time – they were obviously planning ahead! Although I suspect that the winners know sometime in advance.

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