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The Million Dollar Equations - with Tom Crawford

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Channel: The Royal Institution
Categories: Math  
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In the year 2000 it was announced that seven of the biggest unsolved problems in mathematics would each be given a $1million prize. Only one has been solved.
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The seven million dollar equations are: the Riemann hypothesis, Navier-Stokes equations, P vs NP, the Poincare conjecture, Yang-Mills mass-gap hypothesis, the Birch and Swinnerton-Dyer conjecture, and the Hodge conjecture. In this talk, explains four of them.

00:00 - Introduction
05:30 - The seven Millennium Prize problems
09:00 - The Riemann hypothesis
30:41 - P vs NP
46:16 - Poincare conjecture
58:57 - Navier-Stokes equations

Tom Crawford is a tutor at St Hughs College, St Edmund Hall and St Johns College at the University of Oxford where he teaches maths to the first and second year undergraduates. Tom completed his PhD in applied maths at the University of Cambridge in 2016, where he conducted experiments looking at where river water goes when it enters the ocean.

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