The Seven Millennium Problems and the Riemann Hypothesis

  • Date: 03/16/2010
Speaker(s):
Dr. Peter Zvengrowski, Department of Mathematics and
Statistics, University of Calgary
Location: 

Calgary Place Tower (Shell)

Description: 

At the turn of the new millennium the Clay Institute in Boston had a
small group of eminent mathematicians propose what they thought would be
the seven most important mathematical questions for the 21st century.
The prize for solving any of these questions would be one million
dollars. In this talk we will describe the seven problems, one of which
(the Poincare' Conjecture) is already solved. The oldest and most famous
problem on the list is the Riemann Hypothesis, and most of the talk will
be a discussion of this problem and its importance. It was first
suggested by Georg Bernhard Riemann in 1859. We shall describe the
problem in simple terms and talk about some of the progress that has
been and is still being made towards a solution.

Schedule: 

12:00-1:00pm, Calgary Place Tower 1 (330 5th Avenue SW), Room
1116 and 1118

Sponsor: 

The Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences is grateful for the support of Shell Canada Limited, Alberta Advanced Education and Technology, and the University of Calgary for their support of this series of lectures.

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