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Values of the abstract: A new set of prizes is an apt celebration of the significance and wonder to be found in pure mathematics. Nature, May 25, Volume 405, 379 (2000).

"... All credit, then, to the Clay Mathematics Institute for celebrating the intrinsic value of such challenges.... It's an excellent way for a private foundation to recognize the eternal fascination that mathematics holds for people such as Hardy, and for the rest of us."


"Contest boasts $7m worth of problems," by Jocelyn Gecker. Boston Globe. May 25, 2000. This Associated Press article also appeared in several hundred other US papers.

"Do the math - for $7 million," by Jeff McDonald, San Diego Union - Tribune, front page, May 25, 2000.

"A Million-Dollar Incentive to Solve Some Real Sticklers in Math," by Charles Trueheart. Washington Post, May 25, 2000 and International Herald Tribune (Paris), p 1 & 6, May 26, 2000.

"Is That Your Final Equation?" by Charles Seife. Science (Washington, DC. Weekly), p 1328-29, volume 288, May 26, 2000.

"Numbers Man," by Anjana Ahuja. The Times, p 5, May 31, 2000.

"There's gold in them there theorems" by Keay Davidson. San Francisco Examiner. June 5, 2000 .

"Mathematik für Millionen," Die Zeit (Hamburg, Germany), Nr. 22, Wissen p 24, 25 Mai 2000.

"Mathématiques, Enigmes du siècle," by Jean-Francois Augereau. Le Monde (Paris), p 1, 25 Mai 2000.

"Les sept énigmes du millénaire," by Jean-Francois Augereau. Le Monde, p 28, 25 Mai 2000.

"Mathématiques: sept questions à 1 million de dollars," by Jean-Francois Augereau. Le Monde, p 28, 25 Mai 2000.

"De la géométrie d'Euclide à la localisation par satellite," by Jean-Francois Augereau. Le Monde, 25 Mai 2000.

"Mathematicians chase the seven million-dollar proofs," by David Dickson. Nature, Volume 405, p 383, 25 May 2000.

"Le jeu des sept casse-tête." Liberation (Paris), 25 Mai 2000.

"Sept problèmes de math "capitaux" qui peuvent rapporter gros." Le Bien Public (Dijon), 25 Mai 2000.

"Voulez-vous jouer avec les maths?" Le Figaro, 25 Mai 2000.

"Tous les Francais ont la bosse," par Albert Ducrocq. Le Figaro, 25 Mai 2000.

"Un enseignement en question," par Yves Miserey. Le Figaro, 25 Mai 2000.

"les mathématiciens cherchent à sortir de leur splendide isolement." by Alain Perez. Les Echos (Paris), 26 Mai 2000.

"Mathématiques l'exception française," by Jean-François Augereau. Le Monde. 22 Julliet 2000.

"Million-Dollar Minesweeper," by Ian Stewart. Scientific American, p 94-5, October 2000.




LCI La Châine Info (TF1 - France), interview with Alain Connes and Landon T. Clay, 3:30 PM, May 25, 2000

Canal+ (France), interview with Paul Malliavin, May 29, 2000.

Good Morning America (ABC - USA), news segment anchored by Dan Harris, June 2, 2000.


France Info, Paris. Interview with Alain Connes, 1:30 PM, May 26, 2000.

Europe 1, France. Interview with Alain Connes, morning, May 26, 2000.

BBC Radio 4, London. The Material World with Quentin Cooper. "Salt/Mathematics Competition," an interview with Michael Atiyah, June 22, 2000.

BBC World Service, London. Interview with Arthur Jaffe, May 25, 2000.

National Public Radio, Washington DC. All Things Considered, interview with Arthur Jaffe, June 4, 2000.

WBUR Boston's NPR Station. The Connection with Michael Goldfarb. "Frontiers of Mathematics," an interview with Arthur Jaffe, Andrew Wiles and Barry Mazur, 10:00 AM, August 22, 2000.


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