Why is the Poincaré conjecture important?
August 24, 2006 10:17 AM Subscribe
What benefits will solving the Poincaré conjecture
bring to mankind?
posted by chill to science & nature (17 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
There's been a few news
items recently about this Russian chap who has apparantly solved this riddle. I don't even understand what the problem is that has apparantly been solved, but I would be interested in knowing what benefits its resolution will bring to the world. Can anyone explain in layman's terms?
Many thanks in advance.