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millenium prize for poincare conjecture
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Dec 11, 2005 10:03 AM




Re: millenium prize for poincare conjecture
Posted:
Dec 9, 2005 11:32 AM


In article <dnacql$t1t$1@panix2.panix.com>, Lee Rudolph <lrudolph@panix.com> wrote:
> bijan <bijmohebi@yahoo.com> writes: > > >Has the prize for the poincare conjecture been given out? I think the two > >years necessary have passed. > > It has not been given out. I was talking to some people > who I trust to know about such things, and there seems > to be no doubt that Perlman's proof(outline) is correct, > but very great doubt that it will ever be written up in > complete detail (by him, or perhaps by anyone).
I went to a talk where the speaker affirmed he had verified most of the details, except the parts pertaining to (wellknown) results in minimal surface theory. So it seems doubtful to me that things are so complicated that a very detailed proof couldn't or wouldn't be written up in the near future.
> There is > even doubt as to whether he's under or over 40 (not > relevant to the Millenium Prize, of course).
He is under 40 by the relevant date.



