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Perelman Declines Math's Top Prize; Three Others Honored in Madrid

Science  25 Aug 2006:
Vol. 313, Issue 5790, pp. 1027-1028
DOI: 10.1126/science.313.5790.1027a

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On Tuesday, the International Congress of Mathematicians awarded the closest equivalent to a Nobel Prize in math to three young stars (see sidebar). But the name on everybody's lips was that of the mathematician who had refused his Fields Medal: Grigory Perelman. (Read more.)

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