Interesting news I read on Yahoo! news today. Hmmm… I’m sure this is the first time I came across news about a man who seems uninterested in prize money amounting to $1 million.
Extractions from the news:
"MADRID, Spain - A reclusive Russian won the math world's highest honor Tuesday for solving a problem that has stumped some of the discipline's greatest minds for a century — but he refused the award. "
“Besides shunning the award for his work in topology, Perelman also seems uninterested, according to colleagues, in a separate $1 million prize he could win for proving the Poincare conjecture, a theorem about the nature of multidimensional space.”
I always thought that it’s a material world nowadays. Most people are blinded or at least blurred by money. I know I sometimes am. To find out there is still someone who can walk away from BIG money is refreshing. There’s definitely something that we can learn from this man.
Oh, you would like to know more? Follow this link please: http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060822/ap_on_re_eu/