403 ERROR The request could not be the Queen of mathematics pictures for kids. Please forward this error screen to 158. Said to be the world’s cleverest man, Dr Grigory Perelman, 44, lives as a recluse in a bare cockroach-infested flat in St Petersburg.
He said through the closed door: ‘I have all I want. The prize was given by the U. Clay Mathematics Institute for solving the Poincare Conjecture, which baffled mathematicians for a century. Dr Perelman posted his solution on the internet. Four years ago, the maths genius failed to turn up to receive his prestigious Fields Medal from the International Mathematical Union for solving the problem. At the time he stated: ‘I’m not interested in money or fame. I don’t want to be on display like an animal in a zoo.
I’m not a hero of mathematics. I’m not even that successful, that is why I don’t want to have everybody looking at me. Neighbour Vera Petrovna said: ‘I was once in his flat and I was astounded. He only has a table, a stool and a bed with a dirty mattress which was left by previous owners – alcoholics who sold the flat to him. We are trying to get rid of cockroaches in our block, but they hide in his flat. It was in 2002 that Perelman, then a researcher at the Steklov Institute of Mathematics in St.