Most readers of this blog know of the
There are seven of them (which I list below) and
solving any of them will get you $1,000,000.
(The website above has the following bug/feature- when
you go to it you get to a description of ONE of the problems
with the entire list on the right-hand side.
It seems random which problem you get.)
Birch and Winnerton-Dyer Conjecture
P vs NP
Poincare Conjecture (seems to have already been solved)
There is ANOTHER problem that is worth $1,000,000.
There is a novel entitled
Uncle Petros and Goldbach's Conjecture
Its about a mathematican who is obsessed with Goldbach's conjecture.
For publicity, the publishers are offering $1,000,000 for
a solution to Goldbach's conjecture.
Did this publicity stunt work?
The book is selling used for $3.48 on amazon,
and I borrowed it from a friend.
On the other hand, it is very doubtful they will have
to pay it anytime soon.
Its a pretty good book- the math and mathematicians
are spot-on. Its a good airplane book, say the kind of
book you can read on the airplane on your way to
Conf on Computational Complexity 2008
Posted By GASARCH to Computational Complexity
at 4/14/2008 11:38:00 AM