Tuesday, November 17, 2015

FALSE NEWS ALERT!!! Nigerian Professor Wins $1million Prize For Solving 150yr Old Maths Problem

It's been widely reported especially in Nigerian blogs that one Nigerian academic, Dr. Opeyemi Enoch, a lecturer at the Federal University, Oye Ekiti (FUOYE), has solved the Riemann Hypothesis. The Riemann Zeta Hypothesis is one of the seven Millennium Prize Problems set forth by the Clay Mathematics Institute with a million dollar reward for each solved problem for the past 16 years. It has gone more than 150 years without a solution.

As much as these breakthrough stories of a Nigerian professor would be such an honour to Nigeria, it is untrue. At least, not yet. The Clay Mathematics Institute website records today that only one out of the seven problems has been solved. That is the Poincaré Conjecture which was solved by Grigori Perelman in 2002 but who turned downed the $1m award for being 'unfair'. 

The Riemann Zeta Hypothesis remains unsolved.

This is not bad belle…lol

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