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Old 2009-01-27, 17:32   #1
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Default Claimed proof of the ABC conjecture (Zha, 2009)

The following article claims to prove the abc conjecture:

http://arxiv.org/abs/0901.3042v1


While the proof may be in error, it is not a crank effort.
The author (Zha) has his doctorate in Arithmetic Algebraic
Geometry and Algebraic Number Theory from U. of Chicago.

I am not an expert, but the approach seems plausible.

Last fiddled with by Uncwilly on 2019-04-17 at 07:15 Reason: Added wiki link - hope that's OK, Bob. [Uncwily, fixed link.]
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https://arxiv.org/abs/0901.3042v1

(Submitted on 20 Jan 2009 (this version), latest version 7 Aug 2015 (v4))
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This may be a silly question, but, why is this only showing up here now?

I mean, the original arXiv submission is over 10 years old, and the most recent revision there is over 3 & 1/2 years old.

Have there been recent developments?
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This may be a silly question, but, why is this only showing up here now?
Only because of necroposting, of course.


The original R.D.S.'s post was from 2009-01-27 09:32
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The newest possible proof from Shinichi Mochizuki in 2012 for which he invented Inter-universal Teichm├╝ller theory.

From what I read the proof is barely understood by any other mathematicians but a few claim to have found a big hole in the proof while others claim it is good.
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The newest possible proof from Shinichi Mochizuki in 2012 for which he invented Inter-universal Teichm├╝ller theory.

From what I read the proof is barely understood by any other mathematicians but a few claim to have found a big hole in the proof while others claim it is good.
I usually see updates on what's happening with the abc conjecture on Peter Woit's blog. He's done a pretty good job of keeping up with what's happening with Mochizuki's proof (and its, alleged, attendant problems).
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