### 'Hardest' maths problem 'solved'

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**Thu Aug 12, 2010 11:33 am**A computer scientist has solved one of the most difficult and complex mathematics problems in the world.

Its one of the seven problems set out by the Massachusetts-based Clay Mathematical Institute as the most difficult to solve. Vinay Deolalikar will net himself $1 million prize if his deductions are found to be correct.

Vinay Deolalikar, who works at the research arm of Hewlett-Packard in Palo Alto, California, believes he has solved the riddle of P vs NP in a move that could transform mankind’s use of computers as well as earn him a $1m (£650,000) prize.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/scie ... vs-NP.html

Its one of the seven problems set out by the Massachusetts-based Clay Mathematical Institute as the most difficult to solve. Vinay Deolalikar will net himself $1 million prize if his deductions are found to be correct.

Vinay Deolalikar, who works at the research arm of Hewlett-Packard in Palo Alto, California, believes he has solved the riddle of P vs NP in a move that could transform mankind’s use of computers as well as earn him a $1m (£650,000) prize.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/scie ... vs-NP.html