Archive for February, 2014

Polymath 5

February 13, 2014

There is some news on this problem. There is a paper here.

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.

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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 this post.