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Andrew Lewis and Jim Radford: vocals that rhyme with "Yau"
Scott David Kelly: remainder
A question posed by Poincaré remained unanswered till today
Despite a Clay prize valued more than sixty pounds of gold
Contracting each and every loop defines a fundamental group
Is it unique to only one compact three-manifold?
That might be right
Bright white flash of insight, like first daylight:
One man can say now
Cao and Zhu were first to get to press
Yau and The New Yorker made a mess
But it was Perelman who sketched the proof we've come to know
Wow --- the Science "Breakthrough of the Year"
Now we know what maps onto the sphere
How? Uh... it's complicated
That's right, not trite
Flash of insight, Russian daylight:
Grisha says, "Hey mom, I'm on my way now...
Don't want no prize
No money, no
In my eyes, I think it shows
Only way to go is with the Ricci flow"
Music and lyrics by Scott. Questions or comments? Email him.