Tuesday, July 05, 2005

big questions

Science explores 125 big questions that face scientific inquiry over the next quarter-century...

Do mathematically interesting zero-value solutions of the Riemann zeta function all have the form a bi?
Don't sweat the details. Since the mid-19th century, the "Riemann hypothesis" has been the monster catfish in mathematicians' pond.

So Much More to Know … A roundup of 100 additional problems

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Comments: big questions

I loved the 'What can replace cheap oil and when?' HELLO? Even i know the answer to that one.
Posted by Russell Allen at July 5, 2005 07:25 PM

yeah. whatever.
Posted by Francis Xavier Holden at July 5, 2005 10:33 PM

"If true, it will give them a wealth of information about the distribution of prime numbers and other long-standing mysteries."

Prime numbers are mysterious enough to me.

I like the sound of this question:
"What powers quasars?"
Posted by boynton at July 6, 2005 11:12 AM

Powers Quasars sounds like a space bounty hunter looking to rid all the scum and villany from the universe.
Posted by Russell Allen at July 6, 2005 11:32 AM

Powers Pulsars, his sidekick?
Posted by Kent at July 6, 2005 12:25 PM

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