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Tuesday, December 09, 2014

Godel and Knuth Prize Nominations due soon. Which would you rather win? Or ...

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Knuth Prize Nominations are due Jan 20, 2015.
For info on the prize see here, if you want to nominate someone
go here.

Godel Prize Nominations are due Jan 31, 2015.
For info on the prize see here, if you want to nominate someone
go here

Would you rather:

  1. Win a Godel Prize
  2. Win a Knuth Prize
  3. Have a prize named after you when you are dead
  4. Have a prize named after you when you are alive
I pick 4; however, I doubt I'll have of 1,2,3,4 happen to me.

How about you?

4 comments:

  1. The GASARCH prize in typography?

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  2. To frame a similar question in another way, let's say I was successful in all the mathematical problems I periodically reattempt to solve: finding a very fast factorisation algorithm, proving the Collatz Conjecture and proving Goldbach's conjecture (preferably all in the same year :-) what would by my chances of getting all four (the generalisation being: what would one have to do to actually get all four ?)

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    1. Prove that P=NP. You'll win #1 and #2 and should have #4 happen but you won't live long after announcing it, leading to #3.

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  3. 4 is very easy - just take all your savings (or sell house) and organize your prize.

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