The Joy of Dreaming to be Famous (Videotaped lecture)

By Doron Zeilberger

Posted: March 1, 2012.

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[This lecture, delivered on Feb. 29, 2012 at the Rutgers University Faculty Research Perspective seminar]

Pure Mathematics has lately grown so specialized so that even to understand the statement of most problems needs lots of background, let alone solving them.

But in addition to our "day job" it is good to keep in mind all these beautiful open problems that are so easy to state, and (seemingly) so hard so solve. While it is extremely unlikely that you would solve any specific one, it is still unlikely, but less extremely so, that you would solve at least one of them, that is provided that you know sufficiently many of them. In this talk I will tell you about some of my favorites, and if you ever prove one of them, don't forget to mention that you first heard about it from me.

Acknowledgement: The video was filmed by Brian Nakamura and edited and uploaded by Edinah Gnang
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