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Metro Nigerian Professor Solves 150-Year-Old Mathematics Problem

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The Riemann hypothesis, which has gone unsolved for more than 150 years has finally been solved by Dr Opeyemi Enoch, from The Federal University in Oye-Ekiti, Nigeria, scooped a one million dollar prize for answering the puzzle.

Dr Enoch, who is a lecturer at the Federal University, Oye Ekiti (FUOYE), has become the fourth egghead to resolve one of the seven Millennium Problems in Mathematics.

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The Kogi State-born mathematician had, before now, worked on mathematical models and structures for generating electricity from sound, thunder and Oceanic bodies.

A statement in Ado Ekiti yesterday said Dr Enoch presented the Proof on November 11, 2015 during the International Conference on Mathematics and Computer Science in Vienna, Austria becomes more symbolic coming on the exact day and month 156 years after the problem was delivered by a German Mathematician in 1859.

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.

According to the statement, “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.

As the first person to provide a solution, Dr. Enoch has scooped a million dollar prize.


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