The Problem of the Week is undergoing a revision to a more interactive model. Check back in mid-September for new problems.
About the Problem of the Week...
The Purdue Mathematics Department Problem of the Week will have a new format beginning this semester. We now will post a problem on the Problem of the Week webpage and then have a moderated discussion board for people to post answers. In order to encourage independent solutions and discussion, we will lock the discussion board for each new problem for some period of time (likely between 3-7 days) after the problem has been posted. As we optimize the format over the upcoming year, we hope that the new format can be as much fun as the old one. More news (and problems) to come!
About the founder of Problem of the Week
Michael Golomb, who passed away on April 9, 2008 at the age of 98, began the Problem of the Week program and ran it for many years. A few years ago, health problems forced him to stop administering the program, but he continued to provide the problems. And even now many of the problems appearing in Problem of the Week were provided by Michael Golomb. He created many of the problems himself, and collected (and often modified) the others from various sources.For more information see Michael Golomb's obituary.