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Thursday, August 9, 2012

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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:

http://rt.com/art-and-culture/news/hollywood-mathematician-grigory-perelman-720/

http://www.math.columbia.edu/~woit/wordpress/?p=4990

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."

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