Monday, June 23, 2014

The Multimillion-Dollar Minds of 5 Mathematical Masters - NYTimes.com

The Multimillion-Dollar Minds of 5 Mathematical Masters - NYTimes.com:



 "Mathematics has turned into an unusually lucrative profession for Maxim Kontsevich. First, Dr. Kontsevich, 49, who works at the Institute of Advanced Scientific Studies outside Paris, won the 2012 Shaw Prize in Mathematical Sciences, an honor accompanied by a $1 million award. Then a couple of months later, he was among nine people who received a new physics prize — and $3 million each — from Yuri Milner, a Russian who dropped out of graduate studies in physics and became a successful investor in Internet companies like Facebook."



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