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DARPA Mathematical ChallengesDARPA have issued 23 broad mathematical challenges.
The Challenges:
"The physicists defer only to mathematicians, and the mathematicians defer only to God ..."  Leon M. Lederman #2 20081001 01:18:51
Re: DARPA Mathematical ChallengesI find it interesting that so many of these challenges involve applying mathematics to biology. It would be cool if mathematicians could supply assistance to the important study of biology as much as possible, since I would assume most biologists are not advanced mathematicians, and that skill may be able to advance our understanding of the subject, or any subject, more than we realize. A logarithm is just a misspelled algorithm. #3 20081001 04:22:48
Re: DARPA Mathematical Challenges
Biologists are typically not mathematicians, but they do work together an awful lot. A lot of Biology has been involved heavily with both mathematics and computer science. I did research last summer involving computational chemistry to be used for proteins. Algebraic Geometry is used heavily in molecular biology, and database theory is also used in gene sequencing. "In the real world, this would be a problem. But in mathematics, we can just define a place where this problem doesn't exist. So we'll go ahead and do that now..." 