Very interesting article on recent developments concerning solving open problems.

Gödel's Lost Letter and P=NP


Richard Hamilton is the mathematician who laid out the route that eventually led to the positive solution to the three-dimensional Poincaré Conjecture by Grigori Perelman. He is the Davies Professor of Mathematics at Columbia University. While Perelman famously declined both the Fields Medal in 2006 and the official Clay Millennium Prize recognition in 2010, citing among other factors the lack of concomitant recognition for Hamilton, Hamilton was awarded the Leroy Steele prize in 2009, shared the Shaw Prize in 2011, and had earlier won the 2003 Clay Research Award alongside Terence Tao.

Today Ken and I wish to talk about programs in mathematics, not C++ programs, but programs of attack on a hard open problem. Ken likes the British form “programme” for this.

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