Michael Atiyah 1929-2019

From: Mathematical Institute of Oxford University 

We are very sorry to hear of the death of Michael Atiyah. Michael was a giant of mathematics. He held many positions including Savilian Professor of Geometry here in Oxford, President of the Royal Society, Master of Trinity College, Cambridge, the founding Directorship of the Isaac Newton Institute and Chancellor of the University of Leicester. He was awarded the Fields Medal in 1966 and the Abel Prize in 2004. Continue reading

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Famed mathematician claims proof of 160-year-old Riemann hypothesis

Here we go to have a real surprise, as they say the smoke arise from the big logs. (it is a Persian proverbs showing the importance of experience of elders rather energy of youths)

One of the most important unsolved problems in mathematics may have been solved, retired mathematician Michael Atiyah is set to claim on Monday. In a talk at the Heidelberg Laureate Forum in Germany, Atiyah will present what he refers to as a “simple proof” of the Riemann hypothesis, a problem which has eluded mathematicians for almost 160 years. Continue reading