Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Coordinated Web Effort Proposed to Solve Riemann Hypothesis
I don't hold out a lot of optimism for this, but what do I know: Indian mathematician organizing online collaborative effort to tackle the Riemann Hypothesis (based on an approach originally proposed by Freeman Dyson highlighting quasicrystals):
also, see here:
which includes this quote from Dyson: "...if we take a Baconian point of view, the history of mathematics is a history of horrendously difficult problems being solved by young people too ignorant to know that they were impossible."
[Bernhard Riemann image via Wikimedia Commons]