Perelman quit the world of mathematics in disgust four years ago. His decision to spurn the Fields Medal may have been driven by a sense that his fellow mathematicians were not worthy to award it. -Reported in Guardian
“his fellow mathematicians were not worthy to award it” Ah. If so, you go, Perelman, I say.
An excellent 2006 article on Perelman at New Yorker here that may offer a scant scent of this remarkable man’s convictions and motivations.
What Perelman solved – Poincare Conjecture. It’s a conjecture no more.