Read this book.
Or you can just solve one of these math problems.
The distribution of such prime numbers among all natural numbers does not follow any regular pattern, however the German mathematician G.F.B. Riemann (1826 – 1866) observed that the frequency of prime numbers is very closely related to the behavior of an elaborate function
ζ(s) = 1 + 1/2s + 1/3s + 1/4s + …
called the Riemann Zeta function. The Riemann hypothesis asserts that all interesting solutions of the equation
ζ(s) = 0
lie on a certain vertical straight line. This has been checked for the first 1,500,000,000 solutions. A proof that it is true for every interesting solution would shed light on many of the mysteries surrounding the distribution of prime numbers.
Or if you saved a penny every hour, it would take you 11415 years to hit a million dollars.
Unfortunately, this is not a blog entry on course 18.
So this week, LSC sponsored a book talk by the authors of Bringing Down the House by Ben Mezrich.
It was the beginning of the book tour for his latest, Busting Vegas, that he wrote with Semyon Dukach about “Dukach’s incredible adventures as the Darling of Vegas – a gambling wunderkind who ransacked the most famous casinos across the globe with his unheard of system.”
This is Donald Sadoway. He teaches 3.091 in the fall. He is probably the most stylish professor I’ve had in my life. Not to mention his academic regalia has a three-cornered hat.
Now I’m not a poker player even though given where I’m from, I probably should be.
So anyone who’s daring enough to teach an old dog a new trick, I’m sure I can teach you my favorite card game in exchange.