The Millennium Problems are seven problems for the solution of which the Clay Mathematics Institute (CMI) is offering a prize of $7 million. Someone who can solve just one of these problems receives $1 million. For each problem, the CMI had a professional mathematician write up an official statement of the problem which will be the main standard by which a given solution will be measured against. The prize offer was announced in May 2004.
The seven problems are:
The Poincaré conjecture. It is believed that every simply-connected compact 3-manifold is homeomorphic to . The official statement of the problem was given by John Milnor.
Quantum Yang-Mills theory. Just as Hilbert’s problems a hundred years before included a problem relating to the mathematics of physics, so does this 2000 collection. The official statement of the problem was given by Arthur Jaffe and Edward Witten.
- 1 Keith Devlin, The Millennium Problems: The Seven Greatest Unsolved Mathematical Puzzles of Our Time New York: Perseus Books Group (2002)
Appendix A External link
http://www.claymath.org/millennium/CMI page on Millennium Problems
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