A Hundred-dollar, Hundred-digit Challenge

Peter Robinson scored 100% in a numerical analysis challenge issued by Professor Nick Trefethen of Oxford University. The challenge consisted of ten numerical problems posted in the January/February 2002 issue of SIAM News and later publicised in Science and elsewhere.

The answer to each problem was a single real number. Contestants could earn up to ten points for ten correct digits on each problem, a maximum of 100 points total. Click here to see the original SIAM News article and the problems.

Ninety-four teams from twenty-five countries entered the competition. Of these, twenty teams scored 100 points and thus are counted as FIRST PRIZE WINNERS. Only five of the winners were individuals, including Peter Robinson, and Peter was the only individual winner from the UK.

Click here to see Peter's solutions.