Na Lie: Nigerian Professor Didn’t Solve The Riemann Hypothesis

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Solution of Riemann Hypothesis by Nigerian professor false

Solution of Riemann Hypothesis by Nigerian professor false

Reports in the media that a Nigerian professor, Dr. Opeyemi Enoch has solved one of the Millenium Problems in Mathematics may be false.

Solution of Riemann Hypothesis by Nigerian professor false
Solution of Riemann Hypothesis by Nigerian professor false: Dr. Opeyemi Enoch

Dr. Opeyemi Enoch, who is a professor at the Federal University, Oye Ekiti (FUOYE), had been reported to have proven his solution to the Riemann Zeta Hypothesis at the International Conference on Mathematics and Computer Science in Vienna, Austria.

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In an interview reported on the BBC, Enoch had claimed that he’d been motivated to solve the problem by some of his undergraduate students.

However, details of Enoch’s “solution” have been scarce, prompting doubts into the reports that he indeed proved the hypothesis.

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The Riemann Zeta Hypothesis deals with the frequency of prime numbers between natural numbers, and was postulated by Bernhard Riemann in 1859.

As of the time of writing, the Riemann Zeta Hypothesis is still marked as unsolved on Wikipedia, and the Clay Institute, which offers a prize of $1 million to whoever solves any of the Millennium Prize Problem, still categorizes it as unsolved.

A screenshot from the Wikipedia page for the Millenium Prize Problems
A screenshot from the Wikipedia page for the Millenium Prize Problems
A screenshot from the Clay Institute's website
A screenshot from the Clay Institute’s website

The rumors have been called out on several foreign websites and in international academic circles, with many disbelieving in Enoch’s claims.

Only one of the 7 Millennium Prize Problems has been solved: The Poincare conjecture, which was done by Grigori Perelman in 2003.

 

 

Wana

Wana

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