Wednesday, May 17, 2006

### The million Dollar questions

If you'd like to have a go at solving one of the most tricky and important open questions in maths and get rich in the process, then the QEDen web site is worth a look. The site has been set up with the ambitious goal to solve the Millennium Prize Problems, seven of the most
difficult unsolved problems in maths. The Clay Mathematics Institute has promised a million Dollars to anyone who solves one of the problems, but so far solutions remain elusive.

QEDen is designed to be "an online playground for the mathematically and scientifically minded people on the internet to converge and wrap their minds around the toughest problems yet to face the planet". As yet, its "progress thermometer" is firmly stuck at zero. But, who knows, maybe *you* could deliver a vital clue. And, don't worry, if you solve the problem, all the money is yours
alone.

You can find out more about these problems in the *Plus* articles How maths can make you rich and famous and How maths can make you rich and famous: part II.

*posted by Plus @ 1:23 PM*