Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Nerd News

It seems that a Russian man has won--and declined--the Fields Medal. He didn't just decline the medal; he also passed on the cash money that goes along with it.

Russian Grigory Perelman, has, apparently, solved the Poincaré Conjecture. If so, good on him. But passing on a million bucks? That kind of math doesn't make any sense to me.

How, you might wonder, could a person tackle such a vexing problem?

Simple. He hasn't spent any time dating. Don't believe me? Check out this photo.

Now you understand what I mean.