Thursday, August 24, 2006

Russian Has World's Greatest Eyebrows...

...and Refuses Math's Highest Honor.

He clearly Threw His Tweezers Away long ago.

This undated photo released by the International Mathematician Congress shows Grigori Perelman, from Russia, who was awarded with a prestigious Fields Medal at the International Congress of Mathematicians in Madrid, Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2006. Perelman, a reclusive Russian genius who says he's cracked one of history's toughest math problems won the equivalent of a Nobel prize Tuesday, but refused to accept it -- a stunning renunciation of accolades from the top minds in his field. Perelman, a 40-year-old native of St. Petersburg, was praised for work that might help scientists figure out the shape of the universe. But besides shunning the medal, colleagues say he also seems uninterested in a separate, million-dollar prize he might be due over his feat of wizardry: proving a theorem about the nature of multidimensional space that has stumped very smart people for 100 years.

Thanks, Dan!

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At August 25, 2006 1:50 PM, Blogger snafu said...

Hopefully this guy will be known for solving the theorem, not for his dead sexy looks.

What a hottie!

 
At August 25, 2006 6:28 PM, Blogger The Neurocritic said...

He'll probably be remembered for his resemblance to Brooke Shields...

Has the average American even heard of the Poincaré conjecture?

 
At August 30, 2006 1:17 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

He's not the only person with eyebrows this great, of course. My son looked at me the other day and asked me if eyebrows were facial hair.

Well, they are when they are my eyebrows...

 
At September 01, 2006 8:06 AM, Blogger The Neurocritic said...

Ladies, lay down your tweezers. Facial hair hasn’t been this much in demand since the advent in 1978 of Brooke Shields.

Anonymous - is that you, Brooke??

 
At October 06, 2006 5:45 PM, Blogger Pre Rain Man Autism said...

Looks aside someone give this guy a few minutes with the team from Queer Eye for the Striaght Guy and hopefully is "autisitc" ways might give way to him really sharing his insight.

Autism has quite a frw people like this including Alan Turing 1912-1954 He was Father of the Computer , but you would never know it perhaps he also too bashful? Rich

 

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