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Grigori Perelman

After graduation, Perelman began work at the renowned Leningrad Department of [Steklov Institute of Mathematics] of the [USSR Academy of Sciences] , where his advisors were [Aleksandr Danilovich Aleksandrov] and [Yuri Burago] . In the late 1980s and early 1990s, Perelman held posts at several universities in the United States. In 1991 he spoke at the [Geometry Festival] on [Alexandrov Spaces] . In 1992, he was invited to spend a semester each at the [Courant Institute] in [New York University] and [State University of New York at Stony Brook] where he began work on manifolds with lower bounds on [Ricci curvature] . From there, he accepted a two-year Miller Research Fellowship at the [University of California, Berkeley] in 1993. After having proved the [soul conjecure] in 1994, he was offered jobs at several top universities in the US, including [Princeton] and [Stanford] , but he rejected them all and returned to the [Steklov Institute] in Saint Petersburg in the summer of 1995 for a research only position.

He has a younger sister, Elena, who is also a scientist. She received a Ph.D. from [Weizmann Institute of Science] in [Israel] and is a biostatistician at [Karolinska Institutet] , in [Stockholm] , [Sweden] .

Perelman is also a talented [violinist] and a strong [table tennis] player.Lobastova and Hirsh

Based on his prickliness, long hair and fingernails, and sometimes asocial behavior, his biographer [Masha Gessen] has suggested that he has [Asperger syndrome] .

Geometrization and Poincaré conjectures

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