[seqfan] Re: Another sequence idea: Year of n-th Millennium Prize

Andrew Weimholt andrew.weimholt at gmail.com
Mon Dec 12 22:29:16 CET 2016


On Mon, Dec 12, 2016 at 1:21 PM, Felix Fröhlich <felix.froe at gmail.com>

> Dear Sequence Fans
> here is another idea where I would like to confirm whether this would be
> okay to submit or not before actually submitting it:
> "Year of awarding of Millennium prize for the n-th solved Millennium prize
> problem."
> For more information about these problems, please see
> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Millennium_Prize_Problems
> The only term currently available is a(1) = 2010, since only one Millennium
> prize has been awarded so far (for the solution of the Poincare
> conjecture). I am aware some people do not really like one term sequences.
> This is essentially a finite 7-term sequence.
> I am generally of the opinion that a sequence should not be rejected just
> because it is short (this does not mean, on the other hand, that I advocate
> adding a sequence like, say, "Even prime numbers"). So I believe if a
> sequence has only one term but is important, interesting or known to have
> more terms, such sequences are generally worth of inclusion. (I think for
> example that if the first Wall-Sun-Sun prime is found, that should be
> accepted as a one-term sequence).
> I believe the Millennium prize problems are an important list of open
> mathematical problems of the 21st century and the sequence is worth of
> inclusion in the OEIS, even if only one term is currently available.
> And finally, yes, the sequence is essentially time-dependent, but in a way
> such that a term does not change once established.
> So, what do you all think? Should I submit the sequence?
> Best regards
> Felix
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