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Sir Michael Atiyah claims to have solved Reimann hypothesis Sir Michael Atiyah claims to have solved Reimann hypothesis
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Famous mathematician claims to have solved a 160 year old problem which has baffled mathematicians. Famous mathematician claims to have solved a 160 year old problem which has baffled mathematicians.
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<a href="https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Atiyah#/search">Michael Francis Atiyah</a>, the 89 year old mathematician from the UK has <a href="https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2018/09/skepticism-surrounds-renowned-mathematician-s-attempted-proof-160-year-old-hypothesis">claimed</a> (Motherboard) he has solved the Reimann hypothesis. <a href="https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Atiyah#/search">Michael Francis Atiyah</a>, the 89 year old mathematician from the UK has <a href="https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2018/09/skepticism-surrounds-renowned-mathematician-s-attempted-proof-160-year-old-hypothesis">claimed</a> (Motherboard) he has solved the Reimann hypothesis.
His claimed proof will take days or possibly months to check by other experts. His claimed proof will take days or possibly months to check by other experts.
The Reimann hypothesis concerns the average distribution of <a href="https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prime_number">prime numbers.</a> Prime numbers are natural numbers (0, 1, 2, 3...) greater than 1 and which cannot be formed by multiplying two smaller natural numbers. The Reimann hypothesis concerns the average distribution of <a href="https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prime_number">prime numbers.</a> Prime numbers are natural numbers (0, 1, 2, 3...) greater than 1 and which cannot be formed by multiplying two smaller natural numbers.
Some mathematicians who listened to his lecture on his "proof" were <a href="http://A famous mathematician today claimed he has solved the Riemann hypothesis, a problem relating to the distribution of prime numbers that has stood unsolved for nearly 160 years. In a 45-minute talk on 24 September at the Heidelberg Laureate Forum in Germany, Michael Atiyah, a mathematician emeritus at The University of Edinburgh, presented what he describes as a “simple proof” that relies on a tool from a seemingly unrelated problem in physics. But many experts doubt its validity, especially because Atiyah, 89, has been making mistakes in recent years.">sceptical</a>. Some mathematicians who listened to his lecture on his "proof" were <a href="https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2018/09/skepticism-surrounds-renowned-mathematician-s-attempted-proof-160-year-old-hypothesis">sceptical</a>.
<blockquote>[M]any experts doubt its validity, especially because Atiyah, 89, has been making mistakes in recent years.</blockquote> <blockquote>[M]any experts doubt its validity, especially because Atiyah, 89, has been making mistakes in recent years.</blockquote>
The Reimann hypothesis is one of the <a href="http://www.claymath.org/millennium-problems">Clay Institute's</a> six unsolved "Millennium Prize" problems and is eligible for a one million USD prize. The Reimann hypothesis is one of the <a href="http://www.claymath.org/millennium-problems">Clay Institute's</a> six unsolved "Millennium Prize" problems and is eligible for a one million USD prize.
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