Archive for October 9th, 2006

Le point carré

Monday, October 9th, 2006

In an earlier randform post we reported about the ICM 2006 – the International Congress of Mathematicians on which – among others – the fields medal was awarded. Meanwhile there had been much rumors about this event, mostly connected to the fact that one of the fields medals was awarded to Grigori Perelman for his achievements on prooving the Poincaré conjecture (see also here). I definitely won’t comment on theses rumors, but rather try to point on the involved mathematics which are connected with the name of the great mathematician Henri Poincaré by pointing to this really funny interpretation of Stephen Colbert about the inner mathematics of the Poincaré conjecture.

Danke to Christoph for the link.