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Science  06 Jul 2007:
Vol. 317, Issue 5834, pp. 38
DOI: 10.1126/science.317.5834.38b

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PRINCETON, NEW JERSEY--At a meeting held here on 7-11 June in honor of the mathematician William Thurston, topologists said Grigory Perelman's 4-year-old proof of Thurston's "geometrization conjecture" and its corollary, the million-dollar Poincaré conjecture, still looks rock-solid.