Nigerian solves $1m mathematical problem

A lecturer at the Federal University, Oye Ekiti, Dr. Opeyemi Enoch, a Nigerian, has solved the Riemann Hypothesis, a 156-year-old knotty problem in mathematics. The Riemann Hypothesis, has been begging for a solution since 1859. 16 years ago, the Clay Mathematics Institute announced a million-dollar reward for anyone who could solve the problem.

Dr. Enoch’s solution was presented at the International Conference on Mathematics and Computer Science in Vienna, Austria, on November 11, 2015, exactly 156 years after the problem was delivered by a German Mathematician in 1859.

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The Kogi-born Nigerian lecturer also had to his credit, mathematical models and structures for generating electricity from sound thunder and oceanic bodies. His other achievements include a prototype silo for peasant farmers, a scientific technique for detecting and tracking someone on an evil mission, methods for protecting oil pipelines from vandalism while he is currently working on mathematical approaches to climate change.

Source: Vanguard

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