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#1
http://www.engadget.com/2010/07/04/reclusive-mathematician-says-thanks-but-no-thanks-to-that-mil/


Personally I think he's dumb for not taking the money.

There is so much he can do with 1 mil, Like buying some scissors and a razor....


EDIT:

In fact lets make a list of things he could have done instead of rejecting the offer.

1) donate to charity
2) make life better for his old mother whom he lives with
3) use it towards more mathematical research
4) give it away in the form of scholarships for students pursuing math degrees
5) buy a lambo and pick up chicks at the bar
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#2
He can buy a personal barber.
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#8
It's strange, because I agree with this:

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Didn't even offer it to charity or anything?

What a dolt.

But I also agree with this:

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#9
He's a mathematician but he can't figure out: current money + $1,000,000 = shitload of money???

EDIT: BTW, I like the scholarship idea best. His reward for his contributions to mathematics should be able to further advance that field.
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#11
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His beef with "organised mathematics" is that he wanted the prize to be shared with an American who also made large, independant contributions to the solving of the conjecture, which the Clay Institute refused to acknowledge.


He could have personally shared the prize?

idk, its a dog eat dog world and if you don't take advantage of things like these, then you need a lesson in common sense.
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#12
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Cool. Mind your own business.


So we're not allowed to have opinons about stuff and talk about things?
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He could have personally shared the prize?

idk, its a dog eat dog world and if you don't take advantage of things like these, then you need a lesson in common sense.


To a lot of people doing this level of research, money comes second to recognition. I think it was a very noble thing of Perelman.
#16
i like his eyebrows. he should've gotten everything shaved except his eyebrows.
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To a lot of people doing this level of research, money comes second to recognition. I think it was a very noble thing of Perelman.


I guess the smart thing to do and the noble thing to do aren't always the same.
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You cared enough to pay attention, click on this thread, and write a comment that is supposed to trigger a discussion about the topic.

You seem to care a lot.
#21
I respect his decision. This man knows that fortune will not bring him anything he wants in life, but would only bring a burden. Perhaps he doesn't want the responsibility of having to decide who to give it to, as there are many more problems in the world that can be funded with a mere million dollars.
#22
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You cared enough to pay attention, click on this thread, and write a comment that is supposed to trigger a discussion about the topic.

You seem to care a lot.

so you're the supposed genius?
#23
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He could have personally shared the prize?

idk, its a dog eat dog world and if you don't take advantage of things like these, then you need a lesson in common sense.


He could have shared the prize but what he really wanted was the other guy to be acknowledged as well, which the organisation wouldn't do. Absolutely stupid for not giving it to charity, but the thought behind it was noble.
#24
Even though I wouldn't have turned down the money, I see why he would and I definitely wouldn't call him stupid or I wouldn't call his decision stupid. A man who can turn down $1,000,000.00 has got some balls carved in fucking granite if you ask me.
#26
he's devoid of materialism.

I aspire to be like him, all I think about is crap, and how I 'need' it.
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#27
Fair play to him.

I would have took it, but still. Fair play to the guy.
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#28
He's a mathematician, what the hell is he gonna do with it?
It's not like he needs any special equipment, or has hobbies, or anything.


All joking aside, after reading what deliriumbassist posted, I can see why he didn't want the prize, and also think he's a very noble man.
#29
Umm.. This is old? I've seen an article about this thing a couple of months back.
#30
Damn, he's one ugly motherf*cker.

But, seriously, why didn't he give it to charity or something?
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#31
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Damn, he's one ugly motherf*cker.

But, seriously, why didn't he give it to charity or something?


Checked on wikipedia, said something along the lines that he didn't want to be a conformist
#34
Maybe he doesn't know how much one million is?
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#37
Oh I remember this guy, I'm pretty sure he's done similar shit before.


He's a complete nut, you should read about him, it's kind of scary.
#38
Maybe he proved he doesn't live his life being controlled by paper...
However, if that was the case he could have just donated every single penny to charity or his field..

I definitely wouldn't turn it down though :P My will isn't that strong, I need more room for stuff, he
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