The Russian math genius Dr Grigori Perelman has turned down a one-million-dollar prize from the Clay Mathematics Institute.
The 44-year-old Russian, who solved the world's toughest math problem, refused the $1 million prize for his lack of interest in money or fame.
"He said he would let me know at some point," stated Jim Carlson, president of the US-based Institute.
"He did not give a sense of timing, but I do not expect it will be tomorrow. He is more than extremely brief. He does not say too much," he added. "It is not every day that a person even entertains turning down a million dollars." Russian math genius Perelman refuses $1m prize
"I can't say I'm outraged. Other people do worse. Of course, there are many mathematicians who are more or less honest. But almost all of them are conformists. They are more or less honest, but they tolerate those who are not honest."
-- Григорий Яковлевич Перельман