## The Seven Millennium Problems and the Riemann Hypothesis

- Date: 03/16/2010

Statistics, University of Calgary

Calgary Place Tower (Shell)

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.

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

1116 and 1118