Mathematics: The reluctant celebrity

@article{Singer2004MathematicsTR,
  title={Mathematics: The reluctant celebrity},
  author={Emily Singer},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2004},
  volume={427},
  pages={388-389}
}
  • E. Singer
  • Published 29 January 2004
  • Psychology
  • Nature
A reclusive Russian claims to have solved a century-old mathematical problem — but his enigmatic personality is adding a fresh dimension to the proof-checking process. Emily Singer reports. 
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