by Sergei Konstantinov
That’s what his friends called him. And also a singer of mathematics and physics, a poet of astronomy, a prophet of aeronautics. He stands at the head of the river of using entertainment to popularize the fundamentals of real scientific knowledge. Perelman had the special gift of being able to translate dry axiomata into interesting material leaving listeners and readers thirsty for more. He knew how to tantalize the reader in such a way he was hooked from the very first line.
Full story in Russian here.