Thursday, August 9, 2012
Not Exactly Avatar...
Reclusive Russian genius mathematician and Fields winner (and snubber-of-$1 million award) Grigori Perelman is to be the subject of a James Cameron movie according to various reports:
Says a cautious Peter Woit:
"I’m finding it hard to figure out how Hollywood will dramatize the story of reclusively thinking about the Ricci-flow equations for seven years or so. I guess it will all be in the special effects, for which Cameron is famous."