Saturday, March 27, 2010
You Decide If This Man is Autistic. He Solved a Hundred Year Old Math Problem
The 44 year old man apparently prefers to live in St. Petersburg, Russia with his mom and sister, and has been given the nickname Mathsputin.
According to neighbors:
"He always wears the same tatty coat and trousers. He never cuts his nails or beard. When he walks he simply stares at the ground, rather than looking from side to side."
"I was once in his flat and I was astounded. He only has a table, a stool and a bed with a dirty mattress which was left by previous owners — alcoholics who sold the flat to him."
However, there's no denying this man is a genius! Perelman solved the Poincaré conjecture in 2002, and it took YEARS for experts to confirm he was correct!!
When reporters attempted to contact him, he responded, "You are disturbing me. I am picking mushrooms."
We are officially in love with this guy.
(Since finding this article I have found some that were much more thorough and intelligent follow this link)
Now is that an autistic savant or what? Even if he is not a savant he is still undisputibly on the spectrum!