Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Poincaré conjecture and Shing-Tung Yau

it was sad to read recent New Yorker story of Poincaré conjecture and Shing-Tung Yau. Yau won Fields award and has greatly contributed to mathmatics study, his opinion (in general) is very well respected and cited in China.

I believe this article must have exaggerated some information, as evidenced by clarifaction from some mathematicians recently, still, it is really difficult to know when to stop, even as brilliant as Yau. So this is really a sad and disappointed story.