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Mathematical prizes still on offer

Mathematical prizes still on offer

Russian mathematician Grigory Perelman has turned down a $1 million prize for solving the Poincare conjecture, a remarkably difficult maths problem. Apart from this prize, there are still a few other major maths prizes awaiting claims. So, if your funding bids aren’t working too well this year, find a friendly maths genius and see if you can persuade them to crack some of the following problems and then donate the prize to your charity.

  • Poincare conjecture – it’s not yet confirmed that Grigory Perelman has solved it correctly. It’s worth $1 million.
  • Collatz problem – £1,000
  • Riemann hypothesis – $1 million

These and some other non-monetary-prize maths prizes are detailed in today’s Guardian.

Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world's first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp.

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