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## Thursday, September 23, 2021

### THE HAPPENING WORLD: Progress on the *n*-Queens Problem

"This challenge is over 150 years old. It is the earliest version of a mathematical question called the n-queens problem whose solution Michael Simkin, a postdoctoral fellow at Harvard’s Center of Mathematical Sciences zeroed in on." via @QuantaMagazine https://t.co/jMXVaCSGT0

— Quantum Gravity Res. (@emergencetheory) September 21, 2021

These results set bounds on the number of mutually non-attacking queens on a *n*×*n* board, but do not provide an exact solution. Here are the two recent papers detailing the work.

Posted at September 23, 2021 09:07