20040610, 01:54  #12 
Dec 2003
Hopefully Near M48
2×3×293 Posts 
It seems that only the first few pages are devoted to history, while the rest seems to look like a proof. However, I can't find "QED" anywhere in the document.

20040610, 05:34  #13 
Dec 2003
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There is a brief article about this alleged proof on the front page of Mathworld:
"Riemann Hypothesis "Proof" Much Ado About Noithing A June 8 Purdue University news release reports a proof of the Riemann Hypothesis by L. de Branges. However, both the 23page preprint cited in the release (which is actually from 2003) and a longer preprint from 2004 on de Branges's home page seem to lack an actual proof. Furthermore, a counterexample to de Branges's approach due to Conrey and Li has been known since 1998. The media coverage therefore appears to be much ado about nothing." 
20040610, 23:25  #14 
Aug 2003
Snicker, AL
7·137 Posts 
Its not quite "much ado about nothing". I barely comprehend a fourth of the information in the Riemann zeta functions. A year ago, I would have been lost after the first step or two.
I sense that he is publishing a new paper because he anticipates a competing proof from someone else. One of the interesting facets is the overlap with the structure of electron shells in atoms. I wonder, are we close to a "unified fields" theory of mathematics and space/time? Fusion 
20040611, 19:34  #15 
Feb 2004
California
3^{2} Posts 
A French mathematician claiming that he has proved the Riemann hypothesis is true
Link to New Scientist article, June 11 2004: http://www.newscientist.com/news/news.jsp?id=ns99995104

20040612, 06:35  #16 
Dec 2003
Hopefully Near M48
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There's a thread about this in the Math section.

20040716, 01:09  #17 
May 2004
Seattle, Washington, US
2^{3} Posts 
Sabbagh, Karl: "The Riemann Hypothesis  the greatest unsolved problem...(2002)"
good book outlining the history of the problem. includes bio material on de Branges and other people who have worked on the problem. written by a nonmathemetician, so if you want technical details, stick with de Branges' website. (the book does include a synopsis of de Branges' proof as an appendix. it still looks impenetrable
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg...//0374529353/ 
20041203, 06:56  #18 
Aug 2003
Snicker, AL
7·137 Posts 
Another Reimann proof?
Methinks that somehow this person has missed the entire point of the Reimann hypothesis. He spends quite a bit of time discussing what must be a Ulam spiral yet doesn't seem to realize that proving RH is to show that all values of z for which zeta(z) = 0 are of the form 1/2 * i y.
http://www.sciencechat.org/Ive_claim...374347a.html Superorder anyone? or lack thereof? Fusion 
20041203, 23:38  #19 
Dec 2003
Hopefully Near M48
2·3·293 Posts 
I agree. The author seems to think that the Riemann Hypothesis is just some vague statement that the primes have a hidden order. He doesn't seem to understand that the Riemann Hypothesis is a precise statement about the zeroes of the Riemann Zeta Function.

20041204, 17:42  #20 
Dec 2003
Hopefully Near M48
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Still, I thought that the reply to that person's post was just as pointless, if not more so. Whining about spelling will do little more than annoy the original poster. Thus, I posted my own reply there, but it seems I may have been several days too late.

20050909, 20:20  #21 
"Kyle"
Feb 2005
Somewhere near M50..sshh!
2×3×149 Posts 
Impact of the PvsNP problem and the Riemann hypothesis on today's society
^^refer to the extremely long title.
Does anyone here know a few good sources I could go to, such as web pages, books, etc, that would provide good information on the state topics? I'm doing a research thesis for history class, but references to today's society are needed. The paper is only supposed to be 15002000 words. Can anyone make some suggestions? Thanks, Kyle 
20050910, 01:10  #22 
"Richard B. Woods"
Aug 2002
Wisconsin USA
2^{2}·3·641 Posts 
Impact of obscure math on society. Hmmm ...
Well, there are the earlier examples of practical applications of special relativity (a consideration in designing CRT TV electron guns, and then there's the bomb thing), Boolean algebra (computers), and the difficulty of factoring products of large primes (crypto). But how that applies to your quest for sources, I don't know. Last fiddled with by cheesehead on 20050910 at 01:13 
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