The polymath blog

February 3, 2019

Ten Years of Polymath

Filed under: discussion — Gil Kalai @ 3:14 pm
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Ten years ago on January 27, 2009, Polymath1 was proposed by Tim Gowers  and was launched on February 1, 2009. The first project was successful and it followed by 15 other formal polymath projects and a few other projects of similar nature.


  1. think it would be great if someone put up a poll for future polymath projects allowing other types of feedback eg comments etc… there are hundreds of great problems to choose from and it would be really neat if there was some better/ more visible/ populist process to narrow down the candidates. ps however you slice it collatz should be at top of list :)

    Comment by vznvzn — February 8, 2019 @ 4:39 am | Reply

  2. It looks like Superpermutations is turning into a vast Polymath-style project, with an (old) proof from 4chan, discussions in a Google group!forum/superpermutators, GitHub repo, and new record in YouTube comment

    Comment by Junyan Xu — February 17, 2019 @ 10:34 pm | Reply

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