If Atiyah’s proof holds up, then the nearly 160 year problem concerning the distribution of primes will finally have a solution.

Firstly, it’s become clear that the work presented by Atiyah doesn’t constitute a proof of the … At the 2018 Heidelberg Laureate Forum (HLF), Sir Michael Atiyah gave a lecture in which he claimed to have found a proof for the Riemann hypothesis. Mathematician Sir Michael Atiyah claimed he solved the "most important open problem" in maths, the Riemann hypothesis. At a lecture in Germany on Monday he presented his solution, which needs to be published and reviewed before he can claim a $1 million prize from the Clay Mathematics Institute. After Sir Michael Atiyah’s presentation of a claimed proof of the Riemann Hypothesis earlier this week at the Heidelberg Laureate Forum, we’ve shared some of the immediate discussion in the aftermath, and now here’s a round-up of what we’ve learned.

Posted September 28, 2018 in News.