Fiendish, Million-Dollar Proof Continues To Elude Mathematicians

August 5, 2014 2:43 PM

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Fiendish, Million-Dollar Proof Continues To Elude Mathematicians

Is a solution to one of the most important, beautiful and potentially lucrative problems in mathematics right around the corner?

Not long after Mukhtarbay Otelbaev of the Eurasian National University in Astana, Kazakhstan, last year proposed a solution to the fiendish Navier–Stokes equations, which carry a $1 million bounty, he acknowledged he had made a mistake. Now he says he is working to fix his proof, but some mathematic...

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