Navier-Stokes Solved?

Short news in Nature says there is a claim for one of the Millennial Clay Problems

Possible exact solution to the Navier-Stokes equations by Penny Smith a Lehigh University.
That would be a serious achievement if it holds up to review.
Be interesting to code it up and see if it is stable as well as being a solution.

PS Summary by Christina Sormani at CUNY

here is the arXiv preprint

More on Good Math, Bad Math – as he says, it could be useful.


  1. #1 anon.
    October 7, 2006

    The claim is for an *existence* proof, not for the construction of a solution.

  2. #2 Lubos Motl
    October 8, 2006

    You probably know it already, but if you don’t, see my blog – the paper is withdrawn. Best, Lubos

  3. #3 Steinn Sigurdsson
    October 10, 2006

    Well, once you have an existence proof the rest is just engineering.
    I only just heard the paper is withdrawn. Too bad, I was looking forward to reading it…

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