Nigerian Professor Opeyemi Enoch Unlocks the 150 year old Riemann Hypothesis & Wins $1,000,000


Nigerian professorDr. Opeyemi Enoch was reported to have solved one of the world’s important math problems – the Riemann Hypothesis.
The Riemann Hypothesis is one of the seven millennium problems in mathematics  and had gone unsolved for over 150 years until Dr. Enoch came along from Federal University of Ekiti State.

According to the report in Daily Mail, “The Riemann Hypothesis was proposed by mathematician Bernard Riemann in 1859 and concerns the distribution of prime numbers.
It has become arguably the most famous problem in mathematics, since Fermat’s Last Theorem was solved in the 1990s.”

The Clay Mathematical Institute explains the problem: The prime number theorem determines the average distribution of the primes. The Riemann Hypothesis tells us about the deviation from the average. Formulated in Riemann’s 1859 paper, it asserts that all the ‘non-obvious’ zeros of the zeta function are complex numbers with real part 1/2.”

Listen to Dr. Enoch talk to the BBC about this feat: {Click here} The solution to this problem comes with a $1,000,000 prize.



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