# Is Deolalikar's 2010 proof that $P \ne NP$ correct?

There was recently a claimed proof that $P \ne NP$. Not long after its publication there were raised some issues with this proof.

So ... is the proof correct or not ? (Please only answer this if you have evidence ... this question might take some time until it's answered)

• why the vote to close ? – Suresh Venkat Aug 16 '10 at 21:57
• I think the question should specify which proof it refers to (at least mention name of the author). It is clear now, but may not be clear in a year from now. – Moritz Aug 17 '10 at 0:03
• IMO you should address certain potential flaws in the proof. Voted to close because of the lack of specificity of the question (the quality of the posts). – user17 Aug 17 '10 at 0:59
• The link does refer to the recent story, although I'd much rather the OP link to the polymath wiki or Deolalikar's page than a slashdot post that seems less permanent – Suresh Venkat Aug 17 '10 at 3:47