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Is That Your Final Equation?

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Science  26 May 2000:
Vol. 288, Issue 5470, pp. 1328-1329
DOI: 10.1126/science.288.5470.1328

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For decades, the fugitives have eluded capture; now, they have prices on their heads. In Paris this week, mathematicians unveiled a most-wanted list of seven of the most intractable math problems in the world. With a purse of $1 million for each, it is by far the biggest math prize ever announced and a call to action for mathematicians everywhere.