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Posted by abeodbart February 28, 2011 at 8:26 am

In 2000, the Clay Mathematics Institute published a list of seven unsolved problems in mathematics called the Millennium Prize Problems. There is a prize of US$1,000,000 for solving each problem.One of these problems has already been solved. In 1900, David Hilbertpublished a list of 23 unsolved problems in mathematics. Looking at the status of these problems on Wikipedia, only five of them remain unresolved.

Although there are many unsolved problems in science and mathematics, we have been making steady progress in solving open problems. Fermat’s Last Theorem was conjectured in 1637 and was solved in 1995. The four color theorem was stated in 1852 and proven in 1976. Throughout human history we seem to be systematically progressing and accumulating scientific knowledge.

5 important problems are as follows:

1) Theory of Everything, 2) Intelligence, 3) Dark Energy and Dark Matter, 4) One-way Functions, 5) Abiogenesis.

Full article over at Byron Knoll

February 28, 2011 at 8:41 am
Daanando says:

forget about dark matter. whats the stuff in my belly button.

February 28, 2011 at 11:48 am
JD says:

Abeogenesis?! Well that’s a given, so one down and four to go.

February 28, 2011 at 2:04 pm
George says:

Tom Cruise – I still dont get it – someone solve that one.

February 28, 2011 at 2:15 pm
roz says:

abeo genesis is what derren’s blog did… 😛

February 28, 2011 at 5:35 pm
George says:

Theory of Everything – My parents know this and I apparently dont know any part of it.
Intelligence – Can you eat with a fork without fatally stabbing yourself? Then you may have some of this. I, on the other hand…actually scratch that . I lost my other hand eating pasta.
Dark Energy & Dark Matter – Dark Energy is sugar – bad for you, gives you energy. Lucozade said so. Dark Matter – Things that are nasty and matter. Like scabs. Nasty and evil looking but doing a good job on the whole.
One way functions – Ease the flow of traffic and to confuse women drivers.
Abiogenesis – Either something my Dad did – he got around a lot, or the group with Phil Collins in….I bloody love Phil Collins.

Did I win?
I could buy a new hand.


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