Grigory Perelman Uncertain if He Should Be Rewarded for Proving Existence of God
- Grigory Perelman Uncertain if He Should Be Rewarded for Proving Existence of God
There is hardly anyone who did not hear about Grigory Perelman, the reclusive hero from Saint Petersburg. First he solved in the affirmative the famous Poincare conjecture which seemed improvable. Then he shocked the world again by refusing one million dollars of the Millennium Prize Problems he was awarded. The award was established in 2000 by private Clay Mathematics Institute for finding solutions to the seven mathematical problems of their choice. The Poincare conjecture was one of them....
..."We've been friends since childhood, he is a deeply spiritual ascetic and a virgin monk," wrote the Komsomolskaya Pravda reader. "His apartment is heavily decorated with icons. He wears a beard and a large cross. He keeps rosary in his pocket. Even at night he prays. He is super religious, hence all his idiosyncrasies. More than that, he is convinced he has proved the existence of God."
Poincare suggested the conjecture it in 1904. Now Perelman convinced everyone who understands that the French topologist was right. Perelman's proof, according to some astrophysicists, helps to understand the shape of the Universe. It allows suggesting that it is three dimensional. But, if the Universe is the only "figure" that can be drawn into one point, then it can probably be stretched out from the point...
The Singularity is like a mustard seed, the smallest of all seeds. But when it falls on cultivated soil, it produces a large branch (and) becomes shelter for the birds of the sky.
You know, like the parable in every elementary modern physics course that the Universe is like a rising loaf of rasin/galaxy bread, you know, like a woman who took a little bit of yeast, hid it in dough and it rose into a huge loaf of bread.
Whoever has ears should hear.