Presenting the "other" side of academic physics, where people
backstab and give lousy talks. Where people are sometimes lazy
or incompetent, and the best don't get the credit or the job.
From the perspective of someone lucky enough to have landed a
Tuesday, August 15, 2006
Where has Perelman gone?
The NYT (free sub. reqd.) has an article on the "elusive" Perelman mentioning how he's a favorite for the Fields medal but has turned down awards before. I had not seen his picture before (he's described in the article as appearing like a "Rasputin").