## Another Millenium Problem May Have Been Solved 134

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from the we-all-miss-our-loved-ones-and-gas-equations dept.

from the we-all-miss-our-loved-ones-and-gas-equations dept.

S3D writes

*"After recent verification of the proof of the Poincaré conjecture, another of the Clay Institute's Millenium Problems may have been solved. This new solution is for Navier-Stokes equations under physically reasonable conditions. Navier-Stocks equations describe the motion of fluid substances such as liquids and gases. Penny Smith has posted an Arxiv paper entitled 'Immortal Smooth Solution of the Three Space Dimensional Navier-Stokes System' which may prove the existence of such solutions."*
## Neat indeed (Score:3, Interesting)

Note: Not considering

P vs. NPas it is quite possibly unprovable.## Someone had better tell the Formula One teams (Score:3, Interesting)

## Re:It's the mathematics of .... (Score:3, Interesting)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Catastrophe_theory [wikipedia.org]

## Re:blink blink ! (Score:3, Interesting)

One of the things that I understood was a real problem with NS is that not only were there no existence proofs, but there were no uniqueness proofs. Does nayone know if the uniqueness question has been answered?

## Re:Neat indeed (Score:3, Interesting)

## An arxiv article does not a headline make (Score:2, Interesting)

As I say, far be it from me to call "crank", but I'd wait for this to appear in a peer-reviewed journal

andget responses. I suspect the Millennium (sp!) Prize committee may well be doing likewise.