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Call for nominationsSenior Scholars, deadline August 1

The Clay Research Conference will be held on 1 October at  Oxford.  The speakers are: Ben Green (Oxford), ​​Jonathan Pila (Oxford), Paul Seidel (MIT), Scott Sheffield (MIT). Four workshops will be held in the week of the conference:

  • Advances in Probablity (Ivan Corwin and Martin Hairer)
  • Analytic Number Theory (Ben Green and Roger Heath-Brown)
  • Functional Transcendence (Jonathan Pia and Alex Wilkie)
  • Symplectic Topology (Dominic Joyce, Alexander Ritter, and Ivan Smith)

Millennium Problems

If it is easy to check that a solution to a problem is correct, is it also easy to solve the problem? This is the essence of the P vs NP question. Typical of the NP problems is that of the Hamiltonian Path Problem: given N cities to visit, how can one do this without visiting a city twice? If you give me a solution, I can easily check that it is correct. But I cannot so easily find a solution.

News

The Clay Mathematics Institute announces that the 2014 Clay Research Awards have been made to Maryam Mirzakhani and Peter Scholze. Maryam Mirzakhani is recognised for her many and significant...
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