The polymath blog

November 13, 2011

Lipton’s Polymath Proposal: The Group Isomorphism Problem

Filed under: polymath proposals — Gil Kalai @ 10:16 am
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Dick Lipton proposes the group isomorphism problem as a new polymath project.


  1. I heard about this blog from TED. I am a international student now in USA to pursue my undergraduated degree. I am excited about this project. And I fully support your project. I hope more student like can discuss. But what a pity it is. We cannot understand ur puzzles base on our math knowledge despite I love math in a certain extent because I am major in computer engineering. And I believe a lot of capable Mathman in China could solve these puzzles just because they don’t understand it in English. I can hope there are some helpful people who are good at programming for html could sort these puzzles question from high level of math to a low level of math. So we can have more people get in to this project.

    Comment by Hao Cai — November 20, 2011 @ 3:43 am | Reply

  2. I too heard about this blog from TED ! Its quite wonderful to see so many people working on a single problem . Math is kind of a drug for me , to be honest . . . but as Hoa Cai I too do not have a formal background in mathematics . I really like the idea behind this project , as more people regardless of their background can come together and really have fun doing mathematics . I certainly have found something fun to do in my spare time !

    Comment by Akhil — November 23, 2011 @ 10:09 am | Reply

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