haven't there been many proofs proposed?
Today I recieved an e-mail from my mathematics advisor (not sure how to call him). He is an expert in complex analysis.
You might be excited. But I am not. . It is a wonderful problem, I wish to solve it, not anybody else.I heard today that there will soon be an announcement of a proof of the Riemann Hypothesis!
i have to read up on how Riemann came up with the hypothesis...
L-series. In fact, one of the millenium problems, the Birch-Swinnerton-Dyer conjecture is based a little bit on the Dirichlet L-series. The problem is some of the results are conjectural because they need the Riemann hypothesis, but I am no expert on this so I am not entirely sure.
How? All the history I know is that Riemann wrote a short paper "On the number of primes less than a given magnitude", one of his few he ever wrote, but he had to introduce his new zeta function. And then he investigated its zeros. If I remember, Riemann was able to solve for some of the zeros himself, those were found scrippled around in his notes somewhere (I cannot confirm the origin of this last sentence, it needs reference).i have to read up on how Riemann came up with the hypothesis...
Just recently... de Branges from Purdue claimed he had a proof. But, of course, he was wrong and later apologized. Another statement of the hypothesis though, is this:
is the sum of the positive divisors of n.
is the nth harmonic number.
It's an elementary equivalent to the Riemann Hypothesis.
I don't know nearly enough math to begin solving it, but I am quite fascinated by the problem.