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DESCRIPTION:A Public Lecture by Professor J. Hyam Rubinstein\, Department
of Mathematics & Statistics\, University of Melbourne.\n\nThe Poincare con
jecture was one of the most celebrated questions in mathematics. It was am
ongst the seven millennium problems of the Clay Institute\, for which a pr
ize of $1million was offered.\n\nThe Poincare conjecture asked whether a 3
-dimensional space with `no holes is equivalent to the 3-dimensional sph
ere.\n\nIn 2003 Grigori Perelman posted three papers on the internet ArXiv
outlining a marvellous solution to the Poincare conjecture\, as part of t
he completion of Thurstons geometrisation program for all 3-dimensional
spaces. Perelman introduced powerful new techniques into Richard Hamilton
s Ricci flow\, which `improves the shape of a space. Starting with any
shape of a space with no holes\, Perelman was able to flow the space unti
l it became round and therefore verified it was a sphere.\n\nA brief histo
ry of the Poincare conjecture and Thurstons revolutionary ideas will be
given. Hamiltons Ricci flow will be illustrated.\n\nFamously\, Perelman
turned down both the Clay prize and a Fields medal for his work.\n\nCost
: Free. RSVP to ias@uwa.edu.au
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LOCATION:Webb Lecture Theatre (G21)\, Ground Floor\, Geography Building\,
UWA
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SUMMARY:The solution of the Poincare conjecture
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