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Sir Michael Atiyah claims to have solved Riemann hypothesis | Sir Michael Atiyah claims to have solved Riemann 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 Riemann 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> (<em>Motherboard</em>) he has solved the Riemann 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 Riemann 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 Riemann 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="https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2018/09/skepticism-surrounds-renowned-mathematician-s-attempted-proof-160-year-old-hypothesis">skeptical</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">skeptical</a> (<em>Science</em>). | ||

<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 Riemann 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 Riemann 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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