Grigori Perelman

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Grigori Yakovlevich Perelman (Russian: Григорий Яковлевич Перельман, IPA: [ɡrʲɪˈɡorʲɪj ˈjakəvlʲɪvʲɪtɕ pʲɪrʲɪlʲˈman] ; born 13 June 1966) is a Russian mathematician who is known for his contributions to the fields of geometric analysis, Riemannian geometry, and geometric topology. In 2005, Perelman resigned from his research post in Steklov Institute of Mathematics and in 2006 stated that he had quit professional mathematics, owing to feeling disappointed over the ethical standards in the field. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Grigori Perelman has received more than 3,877,955 page views. His biography is available in 67 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 64 in 2019). Grigori Perelman is the 100th most popular mathematician (up from 114th in 2019), the 192nd most popular biography from Russia (up from 244th in 2019) and the 7th most popular Russian Mathematician.

Grigori Perelman is most famous for solving the Poincare conjecture, which is the idea that any three-dimensional sphere is homeomorphic to the three-dimensional sphere.

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Among mathematicians, Grigori Perelman ranks 100 out of 1,004Before him are Leopold Kronecker, Gabriel Cramer, Guillaume de l'Hôpital, Thābit ibn Qurra, Pierre Louis Maupertuis, and Isaac Barrow. After him are Joan Clarke, Christian Goldbach, Willebrord Snellius, Thomas Harriot, Carl Gustav Jacob Jacobi, and Charles Hermite.

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Among people born in 1966, Grigori Perelman ranks 10Before him are Romário, Sophie Marceau, George Weah, Salma Hayek, Roman Abramovich, and Hristo Stoichkov. After him are Helena Bonham Carter, Eric Cantona, René Higuita, Vincent Cassel, Halle Berry, and Mikhail Mishustin.

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In Russia

Among people born in Russia, Grigori Perelman ranks 192 out of 3,761Before him are Seraphim of Sarov (1754), Igor Kurchatov (1903), Ivan I of Moscow (1288), Gotthard Heinrici (1886), Vladimir Propp (1895), and Andrei Tupolev (1888). After him are Alexander Herzen (1812), Maria Eleonora of Brandenburg (1599), Aleksandr Ulyanov (1866), Grand Duchess Olga Alexandrovna of Russia (1882), Valery Gerasimov (1955), and Vasily Smyslov (1921).


Among mathematicians born in Russia, Grigori Perelman ranks 7Before him are David Hilbert (1862), Georg Cantor (1845), Sofia Kovalevskaya (1850), Nikolai Lobachevsky (1792), Andrey Kolmogorov (1903), and Alexander Friedmann (1888). After him are Christian Goldbach (1690), Leonid Kantorovich (1912), Andrey Markov (1856), Aleksandr Lyapunov (1857), Nikolay Bogolyubov (1909), and Mikhail Leonidovich Gromov (1943).