September 21st, 2018, 03:28 AM  #1 
Senior Member Joined: Oct 2009 Posts: 555 Thanks: 179  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 AtiyahSinger 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! 
September 21st, 2018, 04:40 AM  #2 
Senior Member Joined: Feb 2016 From: Australia Posts: 1,717 Thanks: 597 Math Focus: Yet to find out. 
Source?

September 21st, 2018, 04:45 AM  #3 
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September 21st, 2018, 05:41 AM  #5 
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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: https://www.iflscience.com/editorsb...ollarproblem/ Last edited by v8archie; September 21st, 2018 at 05:44 AM. 
September 21st, 2018, 05:58 AM  #6 
Global Moderator Joined: Oct 2008 From: London, Ontario, Canada  The Forest City Posts: 7,879 Thanks: 1087 Math Focus: Elementary mathematics and beyond 
It is my sincere hope that Atiyah is correct. Mathematics needs to move on from this.

September 21st, 2018, 10:01 AM  #7 
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This is huge, just think of all the mathematical theorems currently based on the assumption that the Riemann Hypothesis is true. Exciting!

September 21st, 2018, 04:20 PM  #8  
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September 21st, 2018, 04:45 PM  #9 
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Where did you find the quote? 
September 21st, 2018, 04:52 PM  #10 
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