Grigori Perelman

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Birthday
13, 1966
Birthplace
Russia
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Gemini
Birthday
13, 1966 (age 53)
Birthplace
Russia

About

Russian mathematician known for his work in Riemannian geometry and geometric topology. In his life, he has proved several instrumental theorems.

Before Fame

He attended the School of Mathematics and Mechanics of the Leningrad State University and began his career at the Leningrad Department of Steklov Institute of Mathematics.

Trivia

He was the first mathematician to be awarded "Breakthrough of the Year" by Science magazine.

Family Life

He declined three awards he was offered because he didn't like the attention they brought him and felt others were more deserving.

Associated With

Andrew Wiles is another influential mathematician of the twentieth century.