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The return of the million dollar equations

Tom Crawford returns and explores the remaining Millennium Prize Problems, worth $1m to anyone that solves them

Tom Crawford

Event description

In the year 2000 it was announced that seven of the biggest unsolved problems in mathematics would each be given a $1million prize. Now 20 years on, only one has been solved.

Following on from his first talk, where he described four of the equations, Tom Crawford will introduce the three remaining problems and outline what you need to do to get your hands on the prize money.


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About the speaker

Tom Crawford is an Early-Career Teaching and Outreach Fellow at St Edmund Hall at the University of Oxford where he teaches maths to the first and second year undergraduates. He also runs the award-winning website, the ‘Tom Rocks Maths’ YouTube channel , and can regularly be seen on Numberphile - the largest maths channel on YouTube with over 3.14 million subscribers. Videos featuring Tom can be found on this playlist.

Tom completed his PhD in applied maths at the University of Cambridge in 2016, where he conducted experiments looking at where river water goes when it enters the ocean. Before that, Tom spent four years studying maths at the University of Oxford at St John’s College.

When not misbehaving with numbers, Tom can be found playing football, snowboarding and pretending he’s a rockstar. He currently has 8 maths-themed tattoos including the Navier-Stokes equations, the platonic solids and the first 120 digits of the number e… For more maths fun you can follow Tom on TwitterFacebook and Instagram @tomrocksmaths. 


The live stream will go live at 6.55pm, and the introduction will begin at 7.00pm. If you miss the live stream, it will be available to watch on WebinarJam for the following 72 hours.

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