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Micrm@ss September 21st, 2018 03:28 AM

Proof of Riemann Hypothesis
Sir Michael Atiyah is a huge name in mathematics. He's one of the best mathematicians alive today. He has proven the famous Atiyah-Singer index theorem, and has won a Fields medal.

What's more, at 90(!!) years of age, he will present this monday a proof of the Riemann hypothesis, arguably the most important unsolved mathematical result of this time.

This is huge news, but many mathematicians are skeptical. Moreso because Atiyah claims the proof is "simple". Nevertheless, Atiyah wants to show math is not a young man's game only, and somebody of 90 can do something relevant.

Very exciting!

Joppy September 21st, 2018 04:40 AM


Micrm@ss September 21st, 2018 04:45 AM

My bad...

zylo September 21st, 2018 04:47 AM


Originally Posted by Joppy (Post 599371)

google "Atiyah." Interesting.

There is also a one million dollar prize for anyone who can prove Atiyah's proof is correct.

v8archie September 21st, 2018 05:41 AM

Surely Atiyah would get the prize.

This thread is an example of why cranks should be run off the forum. I saw this thread and ignored it because I assumed it was some idiot claiming to have done it with 6th grade maths.

I should make clear that I didn't notice that the thread author was Micrm@ss.

The (pretty poor) article that brought me here:

greg1313 September 21st, 2018 05:58 AM

It is my sincere hope that Atiyah is correct. Mathematics needs to move on from this.

Sebastian Garth September 21st, 2018 10:01 AM

This is huge, just think of all the mathematical theorems currently based on the assumption that the Riemann Hypothesis is true. Exciting!

Joppy September 21st, 2018 04:20 PM


Atiyah has produced a number of papers in recent years making remarkable claims which have so far failed to convince his peers.
I didn't have much luck trying to find these 'remarkable claims'. Anyone know what this is referring to?

greg1313 September 21st, 2018 04:45 PM

Where did you find the quote? :unsure:

Joppy September 21st, 2018 04:52 PM

My bad...

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