Perelman to be awarded the Clay Millennium Prize

The epilogue of my book is devoted to the PoincarĂ© conjecture, the famously challenging 98-year old topological puzzler that was proved in 2002 by Grisha Perelman. Perelman was awarded the Fields Medal in 2006 for this accomplishment, but he declined to accept the award. Today the Clay Mathematics Institute issued a press release that begins:…

Tao on political polls

Fields Medalist and mathematics blogger, Terrence Tao, has an interesting and timely post on political polls on his blog.