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‘Outsiders’ Crack 50-Year-Old Math Problem

Three computer scientists, Nikhil Srivastava, former Visitor in the School of Mathematics; Adam Marcus, former von Neumann Fellow in the School; and Daniel Spielman have solved a longstanding problem initially posed by former Institute Members Richard V. Kadison and Isadore Singer in 1959. Their proof of the Kadison-Singer problem addresses one of the paramount problems in C*-algebras and a host of other mathematical fields.

Read more at Quanta.

Date
November 24, 2015