89 YO Michael Atiyah Solved The Most Complex, 160-Year-Old Math Problem

Mathematics has a number of calculations and theories so multifaceted that no one has been capable of deducing them for centuries.

But at the present, one renowned mathematician stated that he’s solved one of the most intricate of them all, bagging a million dollar reward in the course.

Sir Michael Atiyah has already bagged the Fields Medal and the Abel Prize, two of the top honors in the field of mathematics. At the present, he’s presented a claim before the Heidelberg Laureate Forum in Germany, stating that he has solved added math mystery, that of the Riemann theory.

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If his claims stand proven once explored, he stands to bag an award of $1 million for his attempts.

The Riemann Hypothesis is insanely difficult. Suffice it to say that, if Atiyah has really prospered, it would let us forecast the incidence of each and every prime number.

This is in spite of the detail they’re generally observed as being randomly distributed crosswise the number line. If other boffins can authorize his work, Atiyah stands to bag the cash reward from the Clay Mathematics Institute of Cambridge (CMI).

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The Riemann hypothesis is one of seven unresolved “Millennium Prizes” from CMI, each worth $1 million. First postulated by Bernhard Riemann in the year 1859, it states that prime numbers (numbers only divisible by themselves and one, like 2,3,5,7), are not disseminated randomly, but might trail an arrangement.

Researchers have thus far checked 10 trillion prime numbers and detected them reliable with this theory, however, there’s until now been no technique to show that every prime number tracks this pattern.

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Owing to how distinguished he is in the arena, mathematicians didn’t directly disregard his claims. But, owing to its intricacy, they remain disbelieving until it’s been proven for sure.

The practical declaration of the Riemann hypothesis is "the zeros of the Riemann zeta function which lie in the critical strip must lie on the critical line."

Mathematician Keith Devlin wrote in 1998: “Ask any professional mathematician what the single most important open problem in the entire field is, and you are almost certain to receive the answer 'the Riemann hypothesis.'”

by Vijay Singh | Mon, Oct 01 - 04:23 PM

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