The Poincare Conjecture and its Solution

Dorothy Winn

Friday 6th February, 2009 14:00-15:00 Mathematics Building, room 516


In 2003, Grigory Perelman sketched a proof of one of algebraic topology's most elusive problems, the Poincare Conjecture. The talk will give an elementary introduction to the ideas behind the conjecture and its proof as well a biographical account of its solution. No prerequisites.

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