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Perelman in The New Yorker (an oldie but a goodie)

There's been a lot of press lately about how Russian mathematician Grigory Perelman has turned down the $1 million prize offered by the Clay Mathematics Institute for solving one of the world's hardest problems, the Poincaré Conjecture. But, these news stories typically provide little information about the problem or the man who conquered it.

In 2006, The New Yorker ran a lengthy piece, Manifold Destiny, providing plenty of background. It's a lengthy but very compelling read despite its age.

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