# Martin Dunwoody

**Professor Martin J. Dunwoody** is professor of

mathematics at the University of

Southampton,

England. He was born on

November 3,

1938. Dunwoody is working on Geometric

group theory and low dimensional

topology.

He received some public attention as he claimed to have a proof for one of the Millennium Prize Problems, the Poincaré conjecture, on April 7, 2002, but he had to admit a gap in the proof five days later.