👓 Skepticism surrounds renowned mathematician’s attempted proof of 160-year-old hypothesis | Science | AAAS

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The Riemann hypothesis, a formula related to the distribution of prime numbers, has remained unsolved for more than a century

One of the lesser articles I’ve seen on the topic thus far…

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👓 Riemann hypothesis, fine structure constant, Todd function | John D. Cook

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This morning Sir Michael Atiyah gave a presentation at the Heidelberg Laureate Forum with a claimed proof of the Riemann hypothesis. The Riemann hypothesis (RH) is the most famous open problem in mathematics, and yet Atiyah claims to have a simple proof.

Based on the update that the whole thing may fall apart, but the fact that it’s based on the Todd function as it reaches a limit for the fine structure constant might provide an answer to Sean Carroll’s issues? We’ll see what comes of it.

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👓 Riemann hypothesis likely remains unsolved despite claimed proof | New Scientist

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Mathematician Michael Atiyah has presented his claimed proof of one of the most famous unsolved problems in maths, but others remain cautiously sceptical
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👓 Atiyah and the Fine-Structure Constant | Sean Carroll

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Sir Michael Atiyah, one of the world’s greatest living mathematicians, has proposed a derivation of α, the fine-structure constant of quantum electrodynamics. A preprint is here. The math her…
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👓 News re proofs of the ABC conjecture & Riemann Hypothesis | John D. Cook

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There have been a couple news stories regarding proofs of major theorems. First, an update on Shinichi Mochizuki’s proof of the abc conjecture, then an announcement that Sir Michael Atiyah claims to have proven the Riemann hypothesis.
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