Solve this and you’ll win $1 million

My first ever live radio interview from July 2015 – enjoy! You can listen to the full interview for the Naked Scientists here.

The Millennium Prize Problems are a set of 7 maths problems that have been deemed so important that if you can solve any of them, you’ll be awarded 1 million Dollars. I was interviewed by Naked Scientist presenter Graihagh Jackson to explain exactly what the problems entail…

  • The Millennium problems are a second reincarnation of the idea of important maths problems with the first set of 23 being proposed by Hilbert in 1900.
  • The prizes are offered by the Clay Institute and so far only one of the seven has been correctly solved
  • The 7 problems are the Navier-Stokes Equations, the Mass Gap Hypothesis, the Poincare Conjecture, the Riemann Hypothesis, P vs NP, the Birch and Swinnerton-Dyer Conjecture and the Hodge Conjecture
  • Estimates of the time required to solve one of the problems actually results in being paid below minimum wage

If you want to find out more about the Millennium Problems you can find a series of articles I’ve written on the subject here.

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