(to the tune of "Sweet Betsy from Pike")

Where Are The Zeros of zeta of s?

G.F.B. Riemann has made a good guess:

"They're all on the critical line", stated he,

"And their density is one over two pi log T."

This statement of Riemann's has been like a trigger,

And many good men, with vim and with vigor,

Have attempted to find, with mathematical rigor,

What happens to zeta as mod t gets bigger.

The efforts of Landau and Bohr and Cramer,

Hardy and Littlewood and Titchmarsh are there.

In spite of their effort and skill and finesse,

In locating the zeros there's been no success.

In 1914 G.H. Hardy did find,

An infinite number that lie on the line.

His theorem, however, won't rule out the case,

That there might be a zero at some other place.

Let P be the function of pi minus Li;

The order of P is not known for x high.

If square root of x times log x we could show,

Then Riemann's conjecture would surely be so.

Related to this is another enigma,

Concerning the Lindelof function mu sigma,

Which measures the growth in the critical strip;

On the number of zeros it gives us a grip.

But nobody knows how this function behaves.

Convexity tells us it can have no waves.

Lindelof said that the shape of its graph

Is constant when sigma is more than one-half.

Oh, where are the zeros of zeta of s?

We must know exactly. It won't do to guess.

In order to strengthen the prime number theorem,

The integral's contour must never go near 'em.

Tom M. Apostle

Caltech, 1955