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Perfect rigor : a genius and the mathematical breakthrough of the century

Author: Masha Gessen
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In 2006, eccentric Russian mathematician Grigori Perelman solved one of the world's greatest intellectual puzzles. For this feat, Perelman will be awarded a prize of one million dollars, and he will likely decline it. Gessen investigates his gripping yet tragic story of genius.
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Genre/Form: Biographie
Biography
Named Person: Grigori Perelman; Grigorij Ja Perel·man
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Masha Gessen
ISBN: 9780151014064 015101406X
OCLC Number: 317917987
Description: xi, 242 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: A problem for a million dollars --
Escape into the imagination --
How to make a mathematician --
A beautiful school --
A perfect score --
Rules for adulthood --
Guardian angels --
Round trip --
The Problem --
The proof emerges --
The madness --
The million-dollar question.
Responsibility: Masha Gessen.
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In 2006, eccentric Russian mathematician Grigori Perelman solved one of the world's greatest intellectual puzzles. For this feat, Perelman will be awarded a prize of one million dollars, and he will likely decline it. Gessen investigates his gripping yet tragic story of genius.

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Well-told tale of cutting-edge math

by vleighton (WorldCat user published 2013-09-15) Excellent Permalink

  Dateline 2013: Gessen creates a compelling narrative as she guides the lay reader skillfully through the world of Russian society and the eccentric genius of Grigori Perelman, the man who proved the Poincare conjecture.

 

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