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# Has the Riemann hypothesis been proven?

Question #101131. Asked by Matthew_07. (Nov 19 08 11:11 AM)

deepakmr

The Riemann hypothesis is considered by many mathematicians to be the most important unresolved problem in pure mathematics. It has withstood concentrated efforts from many outstanding mathematicians for almost 150 years.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Riemann_hypothesis

 Nov 19 08, 11:22 AM
zbeckabee

March, 2008:

One respected mathematician claims to have cracked the problem, and has posted the proof on his website for others to scrutinise. If Louis de Branges of Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana, succeeds in getting his proof published in a journal, mathematicians will finally be able to sleep easier at night. "There are probably thousands of theorems in the literature which start, 'assume Riemann, then...', followed by some spectacular conclusion," says Sarnak.

http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg19726481.500-has-the-riemann-hypothesis-finally-been-proven.html

June, 2004:

A mathematician at Purdue University claims to have come up with a proof for the Riemann hypothesis, often called the greatest unsolved math problem, though the work has yet to be peer-reviewed.

Louis de Branges de Bourcia, the Edward C. Elliott Distinguished Professor of Mathematics at Purdue's School of Science, this week posted a 23-page paper detailing his attempts at a proof. Usually, mathematicians announce such breakthroughs at conferences or in scientific journals. Finding a solution to the Riemann hypothesis, however, carries a \$1 million prize, so he decided to publish early.

http://news.zdnet.com/2100-3513_22-136498.html

 Nov 19 08, 2:12 PM

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