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Russian wins Fields Medal

A Frenchman and a Russian living in the USA have been awarded the Fields Medal 2002, which is considered as the equivalent for the Nobel Prize in the area of mathematics.

The names of Laurent Lafforgue and Vladimir Voevodsky were revealed for the prize, which is given every four years to mathematicians under 40 years of age, at the opening ceremony of the International Congress for Mathematicians, in Beijing. They had been nominated by the National Centre of Scientific Investigation, USA and the Institute of High Scientific Studies, in Paris.

Timofei BYELO PRAVDA.Ru

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Capitalism reduced Indonesian cities to infested carcases

Several years ago, a prominent Indonesian businessman who now resides in Canada, insisted on meeting me in a back room of one of Jakarta's posh restaurants. An avid reader of mine, he 'had something urgent to tell me', after finding out that our paths were going to be crossing in this destroyed and hopelessly polluted Indonesian capital.

Capitalism reduced Indonesian cities to infested carcases
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