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Poincaré Conjecture Proven
Posted by Eric on 15 April 2003, 21:52 GMT

We interrupt your regularly-scheduled programming to deliver the news that the Poincaré conjecture has reportedly been solved (though it still must go through a 2-year verification period). For those not familiar with it, the conjecture is one of the seven most important unsolved mathematics problems chosen by the Clay Institute with a $1 million prize each. Check out a dumbed-down explanation of Poincare's Conjecture.

 


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Re: Poincaré Conjecture Proven
thechessmaster88 Account Info

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     15 April 2003, 21:57 GMT

Re: Re: Poincaré Conjecture Proven
thechessmaster88 Account Info

I have heard about this type of problem when I was a little kid. Problems like these stumped mathematicians for hundreds and thousands of years. I don't think that this or the other six problems are worth $1 million apiece. I also doubt that the problem was really solved.

     15 April 2003, 22:04 GMT


Re: Re: Poincaré Conjecture Proven
no_one_2000_  Account Info
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Really? I have to see this... if it's stumping smart people, I doubt I'll understand it, but it's worth a look.

     15 April 2003, 23:53 GMT

Re: Poincaré Conjecture Proven
angelboy  Account Info
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Wow, that's pretty cool

     15 April 2003, 21:59 GMT


Re: Re: Poincaré Conjecture Proven
angelboy  Account Info
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I'm still confused at what this project is, I even read the dumbed down version.

     15 April 2003, 22:01 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Poincaré Conjecture Proven
Gerhalt Account Info

Me too. Hmmm, I could understand it... and the money seems nice... but that must have taken A LOT of time. Oh well.

Gerhalt

     15 April 2003, 22:07 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Poincaré Conjecture Proven
Michael O'Brien  Account Info
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Same here. What is the actually problem. The dumbed-down version says what it is but what was "problem" part of it? Or is the solution a proof?

     15 April 2003, 22:20 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Poincaré Conjecture Proven
343GuiltySpark  Account Info
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The problem is proving it to be true. So, the solution to the problem would be proof that the conjecture is true.

     16 April 2003, 01:16 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Poincaré Conjecture Proven
angelboy  Account Info
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proving <me>what</me> to be true?

     16 April 2003, 01:53 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Poincaré Conjecture Proven
no_one_2000_  Account Info
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LOL, I didn't get it either. The question didn't make sense. They really should rephrase that... or maybe I'm just dumb. It needs more explaining for people like me. I read through another one of the questions... after that, I just lost curiosity and clicked the X button. Those questions don't seem like math as much as they do science.

     16 April 2003, 02:09 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Poincaré Conjecture Proven
molybdenum  Account Info

If you had taken many years of theoretical mathematics and geometry etc, I would say you were dumb. otherwise, no.

     16 April 2003, 04:51 GMT

Re: Poincaré Conjecture Proven
scott_shortonideas Account Info
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This sounds exciting! Too bad I don't know what it is and looks too complicated for me. Oh well. :(

     15 April 2003, 22:00 GMT

Re: Poincaré Conjecture Proven
Gerhalt Account Info

Wow did you guys see who posted the comment? Haven't seen him in a LONG time. Oh well lol :)

Gerhalt

     15 April 2003, 22:09 GMT

HI ERIC!!! MAKE ME A SANDWICH!!!
RCTParRoThEaD_ Account Info
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That was so confusing that I got a migrane from reading it, and then I fell asleep.



P.S. Eric still has news posting priveleges?

     15 April 2003, 22:17 GMT

Re: HI ERIC!!! MAKE ME A SANDWICH!!!
no_one_2000_  Account Info
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I thought he always did... he just stopped coming for a [long] while.

     16 April 2003, 02:10 GMT


Re: Re: HI ERIC!!! MAKE ME A SANDWICH!!!
RCTParRoThEaD_ Account Info
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no, there was an article a while back saying he retired.

     16 April 2003, 04:27 GMT


Re: Re: Re: HI ERIC!!! MAKE ME A SANDWICH!!!
no_one_2000_  Account Info
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Oh, that's right... now that you mention it, I do remember that.

     16 April 2003, 22:12 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: HI ERIC!!! MAKE ME A SANDWICH!!!
Nick Disabato  Account Info
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I retired, too, but I still have access to posting news; in fact, I posted a news item a few weeks (months?) ago...

     24 April 2003, 18:10 GMT


Re: HI ERIC!!! MAKE ME A SANDWICH!!!
Eric Sun  Account Info

I'm technically retired, but I still hang around and pay attention to things that are going on. And sorry, no sandwich for you!

     16 April 2003, 05:31 GMT


Re: Re: HI ERIC!!! MAKE ME A SANDWICH!!!
no_one_2000_  Account Info
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We thought you had "died", at least in the sense of the calculator world.

     16 April 2003, 22:14 GMT

Re: Poincaré Conjecture Proven
KermMartian Account Info
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Lol...wouldn't it be cool if it had been solved by a supercluster of calculators!
The whole seven important math equations is doubtful to me, though, because I would think mathematicians would find important difficult equations all the time...

sorry for the confusing grammer ;)

     15 April 2003, 22:23 GMT

Re: Re: Poincaré Conjecture Proven
Rob van Wijk  Account Info

Yeah, that would've been cool, too bad we'd had to split the million bucks by (tens of) thousands of people. ;)
Well, now that there are only six left, maybe they'll add another?

     15 April 2003, 22:44 GMT


Re: Re: Poincaré Conjecture Proven
Chickendude  Account Info
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It's ok, your grammAr wasn't that bad.

     17 April 2003, 17:39 GMT

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