Polymath Project on Brilliant?

Simply put, a polymath project is where a large number of mathematicians collaborate on one single problem for a certain period of time.

  • Is this something that has been tried on Brilliant?

  • Would you want to do it and what sort of problems would you want to collaborate with people on?

  • Do you think this could work well under the right supervision?

What do you think?

Edit : If you are interested I suggest visiting this note for suggesting problems.

Note by Roberto Nicolaides
5 years, 6 months ago

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I think this is a great idea. I'm interested in seeing what sort of question we decide on.

Andrew Ellinor - 5 years, 6 months ago

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Sir @Calvin Lin and staff: This is a pretty interesting idea

Sualeh Asif - 5 years, 6 months ago

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algebra, I think 3 or 4 people are concentrating on analytical number theory(you can see some results in my set "playing around with zeta function "). Yes, that would be cool if more people join this discussion, but very few people have much information on this topic........

I would like to concentrate on topics with potential discovery of theorem.

Yeah! Brilliant has some of the best mods on the net(like me:p), we already have a lot of good channels on slack, so I think that we can do this.

I like your idea, are you on slack?

Aareyan Manzoor - 5 years, 6 months ago

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It's good to know people are doing this sort of thing already, I'll be sure to check out your set.

I like the ambition of looking for new theorems! I'm potentially interested in this too. Maybe this isn't for everyone and there may be a way that we can organise people into a way of collaborating on problems well suited for their current abilities and interests.

Perhaps there is a sensible way to create a system to advertise a problem for severable people to work on.

And no I'm not familiar with slack. I will look into this next weekend after exams :)

Roberto Nicolaides - 5 years, 6 months ago

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We have just started a note for setting up a Polymath project here.

Visit this note and if you have any problems you would like to suggest, please do so.

Isaac Buckley - 5 years, 6 months ago

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Great work guys :)

Roberto Nicolaides - 5 years, 6 months ago

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This is an interesting idea.I like it.

Abdur Rehman Zahid - 5 years, 6 months ago

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