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Nigerian Man Becomes 4th Egghead to Solve one of the 7 Millennial Problems in Mathematics

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Dr Enoch who teaches at the Federal University, Oye Ekiti (FUOYE) has solved the 156 years old Riemann Hypothesis, the most important problem in Mathematics. Hence winning for himself $1million.

 

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The Riemann Zeta Hypothesis is one of the seven Millennium problems set forth by the Clay Mathematics Institute with a million Dollar reward for each solved problem for the past 16 years.

According to the report in Daily Mail, “The Riemann Hypothesis was proposed by mathematician Bernard Riemann in 1859 and concerns the distribution of prime numbers.
It has become arguably the most famous problem in mathematics, since Fermat’s Last Theorem was solved in the 1990s.”

The Clay Mathematical Institute explains the problem: The prime number theorem determines the average distribution of the primes. The Riemann Hypothesis tells us about the deviation from the average. Formulated in Riemann’s 1859 paper, it asserts that all the ‘non-obvious’ zeros of the zeta function are complex numbers with real part 1/2.”

Listen to Dr. Enoch talk to the BBC about this feat: {Click here} The solution to this problem comes with a $1,000,000 prize.

Three of the problems had been solved and the prizes given to the winners. This makes it the fourth to be solved of all the seven problems.

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