The mystery of Opeyemi Enoch and the 156-year-old math puzzle



The mystery of Opeyemi Enoch and the 156-year-old math puzzle

A Nigerian professor has claimed to have solved a 156-year-old mathematical mystery, which could win him a $1million prize.
Several media organizations reported Tuesday that Opeyemi Enoch had solved the Riemann Hypothesis, which involves the distribution of
prime numbers.
However when CNN contacted the awarding body, the Clay Mathematics Institute (CMI), they said they considered the problem unsolved and that Enoch had not been in contact with them.
Naomi Kraker from CMI said that for the prize to be awarded, the findings would need to be published in a journal of "worldwide repute."
"To my knowledge it has not been published. To our mind, it remains unsolved," Kraker said.
The Massachusetts-based Institute say there are a number of prerequisites before Enoch -- or anyone -- can claim the prize.
Any solution would also need to be accepted for two years within the mathematics community before it would be considered by the CMI, Kraker said.
CNN has attempted to contact Enoch for a comment but he was unavailable.
The Riemann Hypothesis is one of the CMI's seven Millennium Problems, all of which come with a $1 million prize.
Announced in 2000, as of yet only one has been officially solved, the Poincare Conjecture by Grigoriy Perelman, to whom the prize was awarded in 2010.


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