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

Sir Michael Atiyah: hard at work at 86


The blog today is a result of transitivity: A implies B, and B implies C, so A implies C.

(A) I am at the Banff International Research Station (BIRS) in Banff for a workshop on random geometric graphs.

(B) The director of BIRS is Nassif Ghoussoub, who I recently interviewed.

(C) Nassif Ghoussoub recently posted on Facebook about Michael Atiyah’s paper on arXiv, which claims to settle a 60-year-old problem in complex geometry.

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