New Wikipedia sized proof explained with a puzzle

by Jay, 5 years ago
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A new mathematical proof was in the news this week, which partially solves the Erdos Discrepancy Problem. The proof was described as "bigger than Wikipedia". I attempt to explain the problem using a puzzle which you can try at home. The puzzle was my idea to explain it to you - that's not really how the problem is stated. New Scientist: The Independent: Tim Gowers Blog: PolyMath Project: The paper: Boris Konev's webpage: One page proof that a sequence of twelve has discrepency of 2