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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):

http://www.microfinancemonitor.com/2011/10/10/indian-mathematician-raises-storm-over-riemann-riddle/

also, see here:

http://fadereu.posterous.com/knk103-the-crystals-of-mt-zeta

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]

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