Monday, November 16, 2015

Nigerian Lecturer solves 156 yr old Maths problem...wins 1 million dollars!

Dr Opeyemi Enoch has successfully solved the 156 -year- old Riemann Hypothesis, the most important problem in Mathematics, Leadership reports. 

The Riemann Zeta Hypothesis is one of the seven Millennium problems set forth by the Clay Mathematics Institute with a million Dollar reward for each solved problem for the past 16 years.

Dr Enoch teaches at the Federal University, Oye Ekiti (FUOYE), and he's become the fourth egghead to resolve one of the seven Millennium Problems in Mathematics.

Three of the problems had been solved and the prizes given to the winners. This makes it the fourth to be solved of all the seven problems.


A statement in Ado Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital yesterday, said Dr Enoch presentation of the Proof on November 11, 2015 during the International Conference on Mathematics and Computer Science in Vienna, Austria becomes more symbolic coming on the exact day and month 156 years after the problem was delivered by a German Mathematician in 1859.

“Dr Enoch first investigated and then established the claims of Riemann. He went on to consider and to correct the misconceptions that were communicated by Mathematicians in the past generations, thus paving way for his solutions and proofs to be established.

“He also showed how other problems of this kind can be formulated and obtained the matrix that Hilbert and Poly predicted will give these undiscovered solutions. He revealed how these solutions are applicable in cryptography, quantum information science and in quantum computers.” it added.

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