The Eagleman Prize in Mathematics and
Physics is awarded on
a periodic basis to encourage progress on new discoveries.
The prize is awarded to an
individual who can provide the best explanation for the novel
mathematical
relationships provided in each challenge.
The winner of each challenge will be
declared after selection
by a committee of mathematicians and physicists. The
prize carries $500 US dollars, and is
awarded upon majority agreement of the committee. Under
special circumstances the prize may be
split among more than one winner.
1^{st}
Eagleman Prize challenge
The first Eagleman Prize has been awarded to Pascal Wallisch
The players in the 2006 challenge were the Golden Ratio
(phi, φ), Apery’s constant (ζ(3)),
and the masses of neutrons and electrons.
φ = 1.6180339887…
[Phi
to
2000 decimal places and some history of Phi]
ζ(3) = 1.202056903…
The value of Riemann’s zeta function when
x=3 is also known as Apery’s constant [Apery’s
constant]
Neutron mass/electron mass = 1838.6836598
± 1.3x10^{6} [list
of physics constants]
The equation which links them is:
The values of these numbers are easily verified. The
relationship between them has to our
knowledge never been reported.
2^{nd}
Eagleman Prize challenge
Keep your eyes on this space for the 2nd Eagleman Prize challenge, to be announced soon.
