My area of research, if you can say that I still have an area of research, is geometric topology. Yes, despite everything, I’ve managed to stay moderately active. 229 more words

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#### The Millennium Prize Problems

In order to celebrate mathematics in the new millennium, The Clay Mathematics Institute of Cambridge, Massachusetts (CMI) established seven *Prize Problems*. The Prizes were conceived to record some of the most difficult problems with which mathematicians were grappling at the turn of the second millennium; to elevate in the consciousness of the general public the fact that in mathematics, the frontier is still open and abounds in important unsolved problems; to emphasize the importance of working towards a solution of the deepest, most difficult problems; and to recognize achievement in mathematics of historical magnitude. 510 more words

#### The Poincare Machine

When you invent a machine of such wondrous functionality as the Poincare Machine, it then becomes imperative to figure out how it works, and what it looks like. 190 more words

#### The Poincare Conjecture and Grigori Perelman

**The Poincare Conjecture and Grigori Perelman**

In 2006 the Russian mathematician Grigori Perelman was awarded the mathematical equivalent of the mathematical Nobel prize (the Fields Medal). 399 more words