Nigerian scholar, Dr Opeyemi Enoch, has successfully solved the 156-year-old Riemann hypothesis, the most important problem in Mathematics.
Vanguard reports that Dr Enoch, who teaches at the Federal University in Oye-Ekiti, has become the fourth person to resolve one of the seven Millennium problems in Mathematics.
According to a statement issued on Saturday, November 14, in Ado Ekiti, Dr Enoch presented the proof during the International Conference on Mathematics and Computer Science in Vienna, Austria, on November 11. His presentation was symbolic as it was made on the exact day and month 156 years after the problem was delivered by a German Mathematician in 1859.
“Dr Enoch first investigated and then established the claims of Riemann. He went on to consider and to correct the misconceptions that were communicated by Mathematicians in the past generations, thus paving way for his solutions and proofs to be established.
“He also showed how other problems of this kind can be formulated and obtained the matrix that Hilbert and Poly predicted will give these undiscovered solutions. He revealed how these solutions are applicable in cryptography, quantum information science and in quantum computers,” the statement read.
The Riemann Zeta Hypothesis is one of the seven Millennium problems set forth by the Clay Mathematics Institute with a million Dollar reward for each solved problem for the past 16 years.
The Nigerian scholar had earlier worked on mathematical models and structures for generating electricity from sound, thunder and oceanic bodies. He also designed a prototype of a silo for peasant farmers and discovered a scientific technique for detecting and tracking someone on an evil mission.
Now the scholar is working on mathematical approaches to climate change.
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