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September 24th, 2018, 03:32 AM   #21
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 September 24th, 2018, 03:47 AM #22 Senior Member   Joined: Sep 2016 From: USA Posts: 645 Thanks: 408 Math Focus: Dynamical systems, analytic function theory, numerics There is a preprint of his paper out now and he gave his lecture a few minutes ago. Unfortunately, as many people feared, he does not have a proof. Its even worse in fact. The paper and his talk are evidence that he has lost quite a bit of mental faculty. Most of the paper discusses "weakly analytic functions" which he defines in a way that seems meaningless. His definition automatically implies analyticity. It was also pointed out by someone else that his "proof" does not use any properties of $\zeta$ which means he seems to have proved that every analytic function has zeros only on the critical line. Its quite sad that somebody allowed this event to happen. One hopes it does not tarnish his legacy.
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 Originally Posted by zylo A required format for presentations of this magnitude and significance should be that ALL Axioms, A1,A2..., definitions, D1,D2,.... , and assumed Theorems T1,T2.. be listed first, and every deduction refer to them. Deductions would also be listed throughout the paper P1,P2,P3,.. and subsequent deductions would reference previous deductions where relevant. These would also appear at the beginning in the form, for example: P1, D3, A5, T2 ............ P10, D5, A3, P7 P11, P3 P12, D2,D7,T4,T10 ................ In this way a proof schema would be established for the entire paper which could be systematically checked by numerous people, and points of disagreement could be identified and adjudicated. Such a proof schema is known as zylo's proof schema.
Vital Addition: A must include Axioms AND Assumptions.

A,D,T are generally accepted in the authors broader field, but are of course challengeable.

v8archie, for example, might wish to publish a paper challenging someones A,D,T. The A,D,T for such a paper would be quite simple: ZFC.

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 Originally Posted by SDK Its quite sad that somebody allowed this event to happen. One hopes it does not tarnish his legacy.
You'd think he would have bounced his ideas off a close colleague or something.. Though I guess he doesn't care, or really is losing his marbles (assuming the above is in fact true).

 September 24th, 2018, 04:30 AM #25 Banned Camp   Joined: Mar 2015 From: New Jersey Posts: 1,720 Thanks: 126 Amazing that members of MMF are in the inner circle of those qualified to judge Atiyah's paper- within minutes no less.
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 Originally Posted by zylo Vital Addition: A must include Axioms AND Assumptions. A,D,T are generally accepted in the authors broader field, but are of course challengeable. v8archie, for example, might wish to publish a paper challenging someones A,D,T. The A,D,T for such a paper would be quite simple: ZFC.
This is how papers are supposed to work now. And most of them do.

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 Originally Posted by zylo Amazing that members of MMF are in the inner circle of those qualified to judge Atiyah's paper- within minutes no less.
I haven't claimed any such things and openly admit I know no more about the RH than a high school student. Nevertheless, there are a few web articles floating around which indicate that the proof was not well received.

But as he says, "Nobody believes any proof of the Riemann hypothesis, let alone a proof by someone who’s 90".

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 Originally Posted by Joppy You'd think he would have bounced his ideas off a close colleague or something.. Though I guess he doesn't care, or really is losing his marbles (assuming the above is in fact true).
There was an interesting documentary (non-technical) on Andrew Weil's proof of Fermat's Theorem. He often wished to consult with a colleague, but refrained from doing so for fear of losing sole authorship.

Why automatically make a negative judgement without knowing the reason for an action?

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 Originally Posted by Joppy . . . let alone a proof by someone who’s 90
I think he's 89.

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 Originally Posted by zylo Amazing that members of MMF are in the inner circle of those qualified to judge Atiyah's paper- within minutes no less.
Says the guy that spends half his life claiming to have disproved Cantor.

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