Archive for the ‘Polymath’ Category


October 11, 2010

An Irregular Mind: Szemer├ędi is 70 is now out. See this site. It includes “Density Hales-Jewett And Moser Numbers” one of the Polymath1 papers. Also there are more articles related to the Polymath projects: “Introduction to the Polymath Project” by Michael A. Nielsen and “Polymath And The Density Hales-Jewett Theorem” by Tim Gowers.



September 30, 2010

Polymath3 has started. There is a wiki here. There is a thread on Math Overflow here and also a tag here. Let me update this there is a new thread here. Let me update further there is a third thread.
There is another new thread.


September 22, 2010

There is a new thread for Polymath5 here. The pace seems to be picking up for Polymath5 since the beginning of September there have been several threads and over a hundred and fifty total comments to those threads.

Polymath4 Paper

September 22, 2010

“Deterministic methods to find primes” is online here. It is a paper resulting from the Polymath4 project. Let me update this the paper has been accepted.


September 3, 2010

There is a new thread for Polymath5 here. Let me update this there is another thread here. And yet another here.


August 20, 2010

There is a new draft for the paper for Polymath4. It is here. It may be submitted to Mathematics of Computation. For more information see this post.

Philomath Project

July 13, 2010

There is a Philomath problem here. Philomath is a tribute to Polymath. The problem that is a combinatorial problem that if solved would have implications in computer science. For more on the problem see here and here.


July 3, 2010

As part of the Polymath5 project there is a new proof of Roth’s theorem here.

Also see this comment and the responses to it.

Let me update this there is now a new thread for Polymath5 here.


June 22, 2010

There is a post here about the organization of the upcoming mini-Polymath project. It should start July 8 or 9. There is a poll about the starting time.

Let me update this. There is now a starting time. It is 16:00 July 8 UTC, which is 9 AM July 8 Los Angeles time. It will be on the Polymath blog.

Let me update this, It has started.

Let me update this further. There are now two solutions here and

There is also a discussion thread and a wiki page.


June 21, 2010

There is a new thread for Polymath5 here.

Polymath3 will deal with the polynomial Hirsch conjecture. Here is a post about the Hirsch conjecture. Here is another about the polynomial Hirsch conjecture. Here is a link to various materials about the counterexample to the Hirsch conjecture including a television interview.