Polymath 5

February 13, 2014

There is some news on this problem. There is a paper here: http://arxiv.org/pdf/1402.2184v1.pdf

It finds an example of size 1160 that has value 2 and proves that that example is maximal. The polymath 5 project found an example of size 1124. The proof that 1160 is maximal required a large computer proof. For more information see this post: http://gowers.wordpress.com/2014/02/11/recent-news-concerning-the-erdos-discrepancy-problem/

Polymath 8

February 8, 2014

There is an uploaded version of 8a. Also there is going to be a article about the experience of working on 8a and possibly 8b for the newsletter of the European Mathematical society. The deadline is around April. For more check the post at http://terrytao.wordpress.com/2014/02/07/new-equidistribution-estimates-of-zhang-type-and-bounded-gaps-between-primes-and-a-retrospective/

Polymath 9

January 19, 2014

Polymath 9 has answered one of the questions it asked apparently. The idea that was being tried didn’t work there was a counterexample. It could possibly continue if the method could be modified to avoid the counterexample. at http://gowers.wordpress.com/2014/01/09/dbd2-success-of-a-kind/ is a post discussing this. Meanwhile Polymath 8 has spawned a new project Polymath 8b. http://terrytao.wordpress.com/2014/01/17/polymath8b-vi-a-low-dimensional-variational-problem/ is the latest post of this project.

Polymath 9 Starts

November 3, 2013

Polymath 9 has started. See this post: http://gowers.wordpress.com/2013/11/03/dbd1-initial-post/


Polymath 9

October 28, 2013

Polymath 8 is working towards publication and it looks like Polymath 9 might be starting up. See the post: http://gowers.wordpress.com/2013/10/24/what-i-did-in-my-summer-holidays/

New Polymath Project Proposal

June 4, 2013


There is a new Polymath project proposal. It is about bounded gaps between primes. Here is the URL for the proposal:




Mini-polymath 4

July 13, 2012

Mini-polymath 4 has started. It is based on question 3 of the IMO. The research thread is here. There is a wiki here.

New thread for Polymath 7

June 12, 2012

There has been some progress in the polymath 7 project. See the new thread here.

Polymath 7

June 9, 2012

Polymath 7 is officially underway. It is here. It has a wiki here. There is a discussion page here.

Polymath Projects

June 6, 2012

There is a new polymath project on the hot spots conjecture for acute triangles.

It is here.

There is also a mini-polymath coming up. See this post.


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