Media Coverage of the 2006 International Congress ofMathematicians, MadridSee the website http://www.icm2006.org for moreinformation about the Congress."Four Are Given Highest Honor in Mathematics," by Kenneth Chang. New York Times, 22 August2006. "Russianrecluse snubs academic world, rejecting math's equivalent of the Nobelprize," by Daniel Woolls. USAToday (Associated Press), 22 August 2006. (This wire storyappeared in many newspapers and web sites.) "Maverickgenius turns down maths `Nobel'", by James Randerson. TheGuardian, 22 August 2006. "I Don't Get It,"by Tucker Carlson. MSNBC, 22 August 2006. "The ColbertReport," by Stephen Colbert. Comedy Central, 22 August 2006. "Mathsgenius declines top prize." BBC News, 22 August 2006. "Keepyour million dollar prizes," by Robert Matthews. First Post (dailyonline magazine), 22 August 2006. "Mittelloser Mathematiker verschäht Millonenpreis (DestituteMathematician Spurns Milliondollar Prize)." Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, 22August 2006. "ExzentrischesGenie (Eccentric genius)", by Christoph Drösser. DieZeit, 22 August 2006. "Elruso Perelman rechaza la medalla Fields, la mayor distinción matemática (The Russian Perelman refuses theFields Medal, the highest distinction in mathematics)", by Malen Ruizde Elvira. El País, 22 August 2006. "Le mathématicien russe Grigory Perelman a refusé lamédaille Fields (The Russian mathematician Grigory Perelman hasrefused the Fields Medal)." Le Monde, 22 August 2006. "Le Nobel des maths promis à un ermite russe (The Nobel of mathpromised to a Russian hermit)", by Yves Miserey. Le Figaro, 22August 2006. "Russianmathematician turns down Fields Medal," by Caroline McCarthy.News.com, 22 August 2006. "La conjecture d'Henri Poincaré a tenu cent ans (The Conjectureof Henri Poincaré required one hundred years)", by CyrilleVanlerberghe. Le Figaro, 22 August 2006. "Le `Nobel des Mathématiques' conserve son mystère (The`Nobel of mathematics' retains its mystery." Le Figaro (with Agence France Presse), 22 August 2006. "`A little crazy'Russian is awarded with `Nobel prize' in maths." Regnum, 22August 2006. "3 University Mathematicians Accept the Fields Medal, While a 4thWinner Declines," by Jason M. Breslow. Chronicle of Higher Education, 23August 2006. "Genie verschmäht FieldsMedaille:Gregori Perelman lehnt höchste Auszeichnung der Mathematik ab(Genius Spurns Fields Medal: Gregori Perelman refuses the highesthonor in mathematics)". Deutsche Press Agentur, 23 August 2006. "Verleihung der FieldsMedaille in Madrid: Auszeichnung unter anderemfür den publikumsscheuen Mathematiker Grigory Perelman (Awardingof the Fields Medal in Madrid: Honor among other things for thepublicityshy Grigory Perelman)," by George Szpiro. Neue Zürcher Zeitung, 23 August2006. "Los matemáticos subrayan en Madrid su crecientevinculación a la sociedad: La Unión MatemáticaInternacional mantiene la medalla Fields para Perelman, que larechaza," by Malen Ruiz de Elvira. El País, 23 August 2006. "RussianDeclines World's Top Mathematician Award," by Shaveta Bansal. AllHeadline News, 23 August 2006. "Das verschwundeneGenie (The disappeared genius)," by Ulrich Schnabel and JohannesVoswinkel. Die Zeit, 24 August 2006. "Maths: quatre lauréats pour la médaille Fields (Math:four laureates for the Fields Medal)", by JeanFrancois Augereau. Le Monde, 24 August 2006. "Russian recluse shuns maths' highest honour." Nature, 24August 2006, page 859. "Perelman Declines Math's Top Prize; Three Others Honored in Madrid",by Dana Mackenzie. Science, 25 August2006. "Fields Medals," by Erica Klarreich. Science News, 26 August2006, page 132. "Eccentricmathematician shuns prestigious award." New Scientist, 26August 2006, page 6 "Burden of proof," by Marcus du Sautoy. New Scientist, 26August 2006, pages 4143. "TheMath Was Complex, the Intentions, Strikingly Simple," by GeorgeJohnson. New York Times,27 August 2006. "3 Professors Win Elite Math Medals," by JasonM. Breslow. The Chronicle ofHigher Education, 8 September 2006, page A15. "Meanwhile:Yes, but what about the other math geniuses?", by MalindiCorbel. International HeraldTribune, 13 September 2006. About Grigory Perelman, Fields Medalist

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