Asian Journal of Mathematics

Volume 10 (2006)

Number 2

A Complete Proof of the Poincaré and Geometrization Conjectures - application of the Hamilton-Perelman theory of the Ricci flow

Pages: 165 – 492



Huai-Dong Cao

Xi-Ping Zhu


In this paper, we give a complete proof of the Poincaré and the geometrization conjectures. This work depends on the accumulative works of many geometric analysts in the past thirty years. This proof should be considered as the crowning achievement of the Hamilton-Perelman theory of Ricci flow.

Published 1 January 2006