Riemann hypothesis solved?

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JamesM
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Riemann hypothesis solved?

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Greatest maths problem 'solved'
A mathematician at Perdue University in the US claims to have proved the Riemann hypothesis - called the greatest unsolved problem in maths.

The hypothesis concerns prime numbers and has stumped the world's mathematicians for more than 150 years.

Now, Professor Louis De Branges de Bourcia has posted a 23-page paper on the internet detailing his attempt at a proof.

There is a $1 million prize for whoever solves the hypothesis.
I'd like to say something intelligent about this, but, er, I can't. Someone should email him and ask is he thinks 0.99.... = 1.
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Prediction: Flaws will be found in the proof

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Post by Brian the Snail »

I can't say anything intelligent either, so I'm just going to laugh at his name. Ha ha.

For those of you who are interested, here is the proof. I expect that someone here will be able to point out the flaws pretty soon.

Come on, get to work. Times a wasting...

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Looks like he forgot to carry the 1.

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Post by zer0vector »

Why is it called "An Apology for the Proof of the Riemann Hypothesis"? Also, why is the paper dated March of 2003??
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Oh, here you go:

apology:
2: a formal written defense of something you believe in strongly [syn: apologia]

http://dictionary.reference.com/search?q=apology
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From http://mathworld.wolfram.com/ :

Riemann Hypothesis "Proof" Much Ado About Nothing