How to Win $1,000,000

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Time: 7:30 pm

Schofield Building

Room SCHO 13, Loughborough University, Loughborough, England

Thursday March 30, 2017 7:30 pm Thursday March 30, 2017 7:30 pm Europe/London How to Win $1,000,000 Schofield BuildingRoom SCHO 13, Loughborough UniversityLoughboroughEngland How to Win  $1,000,000, a talk by Alan Stevens (IMA Council and formerly Rolls-Royce) Abstract The Clay Mathematics Institute is offering $1,000,000 […] Event Link: https://ima.org.uk/4150/how-to-win-1000000/

How to Win $1,000,000


How to Win  $1,000,000, a talk by Alan Stevens (IMA Council and formerly Rolls-Royce)

Abstract

The Clay Mathematics Institute is offering $1,000,000 for the solution of any of 7 mathematical problems.  One of these is the proof or otherwise of the Riemann Hypothesis.  This talk does not attempt to provide a solution to this problem!  However, for those desperate to have a go but knowing nothing about the problem, it aims to provide a simple, visual introduction to what it’s all about.

It might also illuminate the context in which Srinivasa Ramanujan’s expression: 1+2+3+… = -1/12, though silly, is not quite as silly as you first think!”

Alan, formerly of Rolls-Royce, is now retired.  He is a Fellow of the IMA and a member of the IMA Council.

No charge is made to attend meetings; non-IMA members are welcome

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