Grigory Perelman solved one of the hardest and a century-old problem in mathematics called the Poincare Conjecture, but declined the Fields Medal. Another winner – Terence Tao – is one of the youngest winners at the age of 31. An excerpt from an article at NewScientist says something about him – “If you’re stuck on a problem, then one way out is to interest Terence Tao”.

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