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Riemann proved?


[via Slashdot] Purdue University has put out a press release noting that one of its mathematicians, Louis de Branges de Bourcia, has proven the Riemann Hypothesis. Here's the proof, and its defense (Note the word "Apology" in the title, which leads to a formal use of the word, as defined by the dictionary: "A formal justification or defense"). Hopefully I'll make time to read it all after the next release (more "Sunday entertainment"), in the meantime I've skimmed it and while of course I have no idea if he has proven the hypothesis or not, it certainly looks good. The Apology is excellent (as far as writing is concerned), with a brief history as intro. I guess we'll have to wait for a more formal peer review...

Categories: science
Posted by diego on June 10 2004 at 9:06 AM

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