Math Problem Without Solution for 100 Years Finally Solved: $1 Million Prize

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Math Problem Without Solution for 100 Years Finally Solved: $1 Million Prize - 05/04/02 10:27 PM

Math Problem Without Solution for 100 Years Finally Solved: $1 Million Prize

One hundred years ago, the French scientist Henri Poincare presented a math problem about 3D space that no one was able to solve until now. The British mathematician Martin Dunwoody solved the problem and won a $1 million prize.

Dunwoody chose an unconventional way to present his results: the Internet Website of Southampton University, where he works as a professor.

"This is the first serious effort on any of our seven problems", says Arthur Jaffe of Clay Mathematics Institute, which offers $1 million to those who answer any of their seven unsolvable math problems.
http://www.cnn.com/2002/TECH/science/04/26/britain.math.mystery.ap/index.html