Michael Simkin

Michael Simkin Answers n-Queens Problem

Michael Simkin, post-doctoral fellow at Harvard’s CMSA, has an answer for the 150-year-old chess-based n-queens problem.

An article on the n-queens problem and its answer is in The Harvard Gazette.

The paper “The number of n-queens configurations” is available on arXiv.org.

The Center of Mathematical Sciences and Applications (CMSA) is a multidisciplinary research center in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at Harvard University. By bringing together researchers from an extensive variety of disciplines and institutions, the Center serves as a fusion point for mathematics, statistics, physics and related sciences. Harvard’s William Caspar Graustein Professor of Mathematics, Shing-Tung Yau, is the Center’s first director.