apparently it has been proved: here

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- Jun 6th 2008, 07:51 AMtukeywilliams
apparently it has been proved: here

- Jun 6th 2008, 08:33 AMThePerfectHacker
I do not think that is the actual problem. Maybe some modified problem. There is a Riemann Hypothesis (which is proved) for function fields. Maybe this is some modifed problem?

- Jun 6th 2008, 08:35 AMgalactus
The RH has been proven?. Wow, that is a big deal. First I have heard of it. I am sure it'll have to be scrutinized ad nauseum before it is accepted as a valid proof.

- Jun 6th 2008, 11:55 AMUnenlightened
There are parts that look similar, yes, but I doubt there's enough of a connection to conclude there's a proof of the RH.

Most likely it's just something to grab passing mathematicians' attention - as it seems to have done (Giggle)

I'd say if they were more confident of having a proof, or of even providing a stepping-stone, that they would hold out in the hope of cracking it - considering the prize that's at stake...

No one's going to remember the penultimate step in cracking the hypothesis... - Jun 9th 2008, 03:07 PMechoes
- Jun 9th 2008, 07:37 PMAryth
All numerical evidence to date supports the hypothesis, but its actual truth is unknown.

For information on the -function and the Riemann Hypothesis, you should read:

T. M. Apostol (1976)*Introduction to Analytic Number Theory*

H. A. Priestley (2003)*Introduction to Complex Analysis*

For other popular accounts (Like du Sautoy's), read:

J. Derbyshire (2003)*Prime Obsession: Bernhard Riemann and the Greatest Unsolved Problem in Mathematics*

K. Sabbagh (2003)*The Riemann Hypothesis: The Greatest Unsolved Problem in Mathematics*

K. Devlin (1988)*Mathematics: The New Golden Age*

K. Devlin (2002)*The Millenium Problems: The Seven Greatest Unsolved Mathematical Puzzles of Our Time*

There's more of course... The first two are good intros to analysis and the zeta function, the last five are good popular books that aren't too mathematically rigorous. - Jul 2nd 2008, 10:34 AMMathGuru
Here is the arxiv.org link

[0807.0090] A proof of the Riemann hypothesis - Jul 2nd 2008, 12:05 PMChris L T521
When I found out about the Prize Problems, the one that appealed to me the most was the Riemann Hypothesis. I wanted to solve that one. However, when I heard TPH wanted to solve that, I decided to pick something else [since it had to do with number theory, and I have no clue what it is...yet...(Giggle)]. So I have decided to take on the Navier-Stokes Problem.

...Do you think that the Riemann Hypothesis has been "officially" solved?? (Surprised) - Jul 2nd 2008, 12:17 PMThePerfectHacker
Like I said the original RH is not number theory it is complex analysis.

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So I have decided to take on the Navier-Stokes Problem.

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...Do you think that the Riemann Hypothesis has been "officially" solved?? (Surprised)

- Jul 2nd 2008, 12:28 PMChris L T521
I forgot that you mentioned that earlier... (Doh)

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I hope you solve that one. It has to do with differencial equations, stuff that you like.

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No. The paper is either a RH formulation in number fields not the original problem. And RH in number fields is solvable. If the person claims it is the original problem then it is probably wrong. Just read what Wikipedia says about RH, if it does not say anything about anyone writing a paper which has a solution then it means it is not solved.

- Jul 4th 2008, 03:38 PMNonCommAlg
Terence Tao believes that the proof is not valid!

- Aug 24th 2008, 08:59 AMshawsend
Dr. Koornwinder feels Professor Zhang's paper is also not correct:

http://staff.science.uva.nl/~thk/art/comment/ZhangRuimingComment.pdf - Dec 20th 2008, 01:56 AMRobertK
I've recently been reading 'The Music of the Primes' by Marcus du Sautoy. Being still at school, I can't really fully understand the whole problem, let alone solve it, but I have had a couple of thoughts:

1. Has anyone ever looked at non-primes, because if some of them are on the line it may not be as useful.

2. Has anyone thought of looking at the area (or volume) under the graph, for example between neighbouring zeroes?

I apologise if these have been thought of already, but if not, I hope that they provide some headway into the problem, or some enjoyment in trying them out. - Jan 4th 2009, 02:24 AMDangerMaths
For two, I think that the area under the line would diverge.

But who knows......(-: - Apr 25th 2010, 08:15 PMchiph588@
1. What?

2. This is actually kind of interesting, here's why:

Given , order the zeros of corresponding to increasing ordinates, i.e. for , .

Define and .

Right now it's known that and , however it's conjectured that and .

If this conjecture was true, then could lead you to believe the integral along the critical line converges, but might lead you to think otherwise.

I'll tinker with this question for a bit and see if I can come up with**actual**results.