Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Profile: Grigory Perelman

What was Perelman's response when asked why he is declining the million? "I have all I want."

But this quote from the neighbor is even better:
We are trying to get rid of cockroaches in our block, but they hide in his flat.[1]

Perelman was suggested by Luca from Faenza, Italy and Mila from Alexandria, VA.


  1. Well... If the whole mathematics thing fail, he could try being a rabbi. Look at him, he basically just needs a hat.

  2. The chest hair kicks it up a level.

  3. He has amazing fingernails as well. Anyway, great^3 mathematician. To me, there are only 2 kinds of Jew, those who dream and those who make money. He has both since he has all he wants so now he is financially independent.