In article <email@example.com>, Lee Rudolph <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> bijan <email@example.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 (well-known) 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).