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  • Math Trek

    Math Factor Radio

    The Poincaré conjecture has been in the news lately. Russian mathematician Grigori Perelman submitted a proof 3 years ago claiming that he had proved the famous conjecture. In August, he won a prestigious Fields medal for his achievement.

    But what is the Poincaré conjecture? Here's how geometer Jeff Weeks describes it: "Basically, it's a conjecture about what the simplest...

    09/29/2006 - 14:06 Numbers