Re: [PrimeNumbers] Some more questions?!
- At 04:00 PM 2/27/2005, you wrote:
>1. Is there one man who could verify a solution to Goldbach'sNo. Any one man can overlook something. That is why the usual approach is
>Conjecture, whom the rest of the community would trust as able to do
>I am not assuming that such a man (or small group of men, would be
>willing to do such a thing)
to a solution to an important problem is to
(a) present the proof publicly (preprint server, Internet site, conference),
(b) publish in a refereed journal
(c) wait and see.
Clay prizes I think suggest two years minimum for step three. What
'cranks' often overlook is that the way you establish claim to a proof
is by publication. Secrecy is your enemy. If you got it; you publish
so everyone knows you do.
>2. What other prizes might such a solution be likely to claim?If you are working for a prize, history suggests you don't have a chance.
>Chris (a member of the set of cranks?)
Those that win tend to have deeper motivations.