Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Huge News... That Few Can Fathom
Shinichi Mochizuki's claim of proving the 'abc conjecture' is receiving widespread notice in the scientific press, although it may take years to confirm the highly-complex, 500-page-long finding, which according to some is currently only comprehensible to Mochizuki himself (who invented new math in the process of reaching his results)!
The conjecture is viewed as being central to number theory and the underlying relationships of prime numbers; described by some "as a sort of grand unified theory of whole numbers."
For those who wish to follow along a bit, a few more of the many Web entries that have been reporting on the claim:
I suspect Amir Aczel ;-) or somebody may already be at work writing a book for the rest of us to understand!