The USA's Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is soliciting innovative research proposals in the area of DARPA Mathematical Challenges, with the goal of dramatically revolutionizing mathematics and thereby strengthening DoDís scientific and technological capabilities.
DARPA has identified twenty-three mathematical challenges, some of which are listed below, which were announced at DARPA Tech 2007. DARPA seeks innovative proposals addressing these Mathematical Challenges. Proposals should offer high potential for major mathematical breakthroughs associated to one or more of these challenges. Responses to multiple challenges should be addressed in separate proposals. Submissions that merely promise incremental improvements over the existing state of practice will be deemed unresponsive.
The twenty three mathematical challenges include
- The Dynamics of Networks
- Capture and Harness Stochasticity in Nature
- Biological Quantum Field Theory
- Optimal Nanostructures
- The Mathematics of Quantum Computing, Algorithms, and Entanglement
Multiple awards are anticipated. The closing date for abstracts is 25 July 2009 and for proposals is 25 September 2009. Further information is available at the DARPA website.