20151121, 18:02  #1 
Bemusing Prompter
"Danny"
Dec 2002
California
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Nigerian professor claims to have solved Riemann hypothesis

20151121, 20:20  #2 
"Mark"
Apr 2003
Between here and the
2×5^{2}×7×17 Posts 
At least it didn't start with "Dear Kind Sir" or contain the line "I cannot pay the taxes to export my proof so I cannot claim the money".
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20151121, 22:26  #3 
∂^{2}ω=0
Sep 2002
República de California
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20151121, 23:13  #4 
Dec 2014
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The book "Prime Obsession: Bernhard Riemann and the Greatest Unsolved Problem in Mathematics"
by John Derbyshire is a gentle introduction to the Riemann Hypothesis (RH). It takes him 200 pages of background material before he can explain the RH. I hope the RH proof stands up to review. A number of other "proofs" assume the RH is true. 
20151121, 23:30  #5  
Basketry That Evening!
"Bunslow the Bold"
Jun 2011
40<A<43 89<O<88
3×2,399 Posts 
The conference at which he presented appears at least to be legitimate (at first glance). It is listed on AMS' online calendar of events.
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20151122, 00:00  #6 
"Brian"
Jul 2007
The Netherlands
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Quite prepared to be blasted for my naivety here, but I don't quite understand the reference to 419 scams here, nor the cynicism in a few posts above, nor the fact that this has been placed in the Misc. Math. forum instead of one of the genuine Math forums.
Apart from the obvious  that the Riemann Hypothesis has so far resisted proof despite numerous flawed attempts  do we have any other legitimate reasons why this latest claim should be treated with skepticism? 
20151122, 00:13  #7  
"Mark"
Apr 2003
Between here and the
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20151122, 01:02  #9 
If I May
"Chris Halsall"
Sep 2002
Barbados
10010001000110_{2} Posts 
I'm also slow.
But there can be a presupposition that those from Africa can't possibly advance mathematics, or science, in general. This is an old (and stupid) idea, of course. At the same time, all claims should be questioned deeply. This is the fundamental nature of science. What is most important is to question everything; all claims. Science doesn't see colour nor religion of the claimants; it simply sees the claimed results and then tests them. Some might be correct; some might be wrong. Deal with it.... 
20151122, 01:18  #10  
"Forget I exist"
Jul 2009
Dumbassville
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20151122, 02:38  #11 
Dec 2014
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