Millennium Problems

Today in Euclidean Geometry we discussed the Millennium Problems.  In 2000, the Clay Mathematics Institute chose seven unsolved problems that mathematicians were wrestling with and offered $1,000,000 each for their solution.  The first prize was recently awarded to Dr. Grigoriy Perelman of St. Petersburg, Russia for his resolution of the Poincaré conjecture.  The kicker?  He may not accept the money, even though he lives in poverty and has been unemployed for four years.


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