As part of the R. W. Yeagy Colloquium Series, on Monday, November 13 at 3:30 PM in Math Building 357, Dr. Jeremy Becnel will be talking about *A Million Dollar Math Problem: P vs. NP*. This talk will be interested to anyone who has an interest in mathematics: students, faculty, and fans of math.

Abstract: In 2000, the Clay Institute offered a $1 million prize for a solution to one of seven Millennium Problems. The P vs. NP problem was chosen as one of the Millennium Problems and is considered an important unsolved problem in both mathematics and computer science. The basic question is if a problem’s solution can be efficiently checked by a computer, then can the problem’s general solution be found efficiently by a computer. We will discuss the statement and importance of the P vs. NP problem. This talk will be interesting to anyone who has an interest in mathematics: students, faculty, and fans of math. (flyer in PDF form)