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Out of the millennium prize problems, what one do you think is the most interesting/important?

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Out of the millennium prize problems, what one do you think is the most interesting/important?

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I think the Riemann hypothesis, but P = NP is a close second.

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I don't know or understand many of them. I can't really vote on which is interesting.

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Why not? I think the existence of turbulence on multiple scales is neat. Other interesting questions that arise from it is the idea of deterministic chaos.

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I think PvsNP is the most likely problem to inspire *new* mathematics.

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It is also interesting from a practical point of view since all e commerce depends it being true (RSA public key encryption)I think PvsNP is the most likely problem to inspirenewmathematics.

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riemann hypothesis, no mathematician can deny this.

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Which one of these millennium problems is the

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How does one rank the difficulty of unsolved problems?

Which one of these millennium problems is thehardestone? From Hardest to Easiest?

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One does this by looking at what one has to do and the level of this mathematics. For example, hodge conjecture is from algebraic geometry, riemann hypothesis is from number theory, Yang-mills is a combination of quite alot and some of the mathematics does not exist, so that might rank more difficult because there is a very vague starting point.

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The mathematics which described Fermat's last theorem looked simple but yet the math used to solve it was not simple.One does this by looking at what one has to do and the level of this mathematics. For example, hodge conjecture is from algebraic geometry, riemann hypothesis is from number theory, Yang-mills is a combination of quite alot and some of the mathematics does not exist, so that might rank more difficult because there is a very vague starting point.

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The mathematics which described Fermat's last theorem looked simple but yet the math used to solve it was not simple.

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the riemann hypothesis can eat the P versus NP

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I have a somewhat layman question. Why are there not in the list the usual crackpot-attracting, simple-to-state problems in number theory? The 3n+1 conjecture, the twin prime conjecture, ... a closed form for primes? Are these considered less important than the Riemann hypothesis or the others?

(Personally, I'd*love* to see someone finding a way of adding two integers using only their prime factorization representation. One can dream.)

(Personally, I'd

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