FOM: Regarding the Clay Prizes

John Sadowsky js at
Tue May 30 13:42:14 EDT 2000

Thank you, Joe Shipman, for the information and Web site regarding 
the 7,  million dollar problems.  I believe that a careful reading of 
the rules, however, shows that negative results (counterexamples) for 
any of the conjectures might be eligible for the full prize money, 
unless the original problem can be reformulated to remove special 
cases including the counterexample, but to still stand as a strong 
conjecture.  It is a bit ambiguous,though.
      I don't want to stop looking for zeroes of the Riemann zeta 
function off the critical line, but will if there is no money in it.

John Sadowsky, Ph.D.
M. S. Eisenhower Research and Technology Development Center
Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory
11100 Johns Hopkins Road
Laurel, Maryland  20723-6099
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