I believe only a dedicated follower of mathematics would be able to understand my this piece of work, if not a person who loves having a great deal of knowledge about common issues. Before I start up with anything about the issue that I am writing about, let me just give out a small definition as what this Reimann Hypothesis is so as to help our non-mathematics followers understand my piece. I wouldn’t give out the actual definition of the entitled hypothesis. I would rather go with a more generalised statement.
Named after the Greman mathematician Bernhard Riemann, Reimann hypothesis focuses on how the prime no.s are distributed and how they occur. The Generalised Riemann hypothesis conjectures that neither the Riemann zeta function nor any Dirichlet L-series has a zero with real part larger than 1/2. The Reimann Hypothesis is renowned amidst the mathematicians for being a maths problem dating back to 1859 which has yet not been solved. The hypothesis is so far known to be resisting all the attempts made to prove it which basically means that no one has so far been able to solve this hypothesis.
But today, I have come up with a news where a renowned mathematician claims of having solved it. Let’s have a look as to what this exact news is. Speaking at the Heidelberg Laureate Forum, an event that was organised to create a connection between the experts from the fields of science and maths with the students of the younger generation, retired mathematician Michael Atiyah, claimed about having a solution for the two-century-old problem, renowned as Reimann Hypothesis.
Atiyah during the talk said, “Solve the Riemann hypothesis and you become famous. If you are famous already, you become infamous, Nobody believes any proof of the Riemann hypothesis because it is so difficult. Nobody has proved it, so why should anybody prove it now? Unless, of course, you have a totally new idea.” “It’s so difficult nobody’s proved it, so why should anyone prove it now, unless of course, you have a totally new idea.”
The problem is known to be so difficult that the Clay Mathematics Institute offers a prize of $1 million to anyone who solves it. Though claiming to have solved the same, Atiyah will have to wait for some more time before he claims the prize, i.e., he will have to wait until the solution is published in the worldwide mathematics journal and be accepted by the mathematician community two years after the publication of the solution.
Based on the earlier works of mathematicians Friedrich Hirzebruch and John von Neumann, Atiyah said that the Reimann’s hypothesis of prime numbers’ distribution is correct. Jørgen Veisdal, an economist at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, being sceptical, spoke to the Magazine Science and said, “It is simply too vague and unspecific.”