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Dodi Devianto, Mito-city, 2008. The Riemann hypothesis still remains as unsolved problem in mathematics for almost 150 years that formulated first by Bernhard Riemann in 1859. The hypothesis is related to Riemann Zeta function, that is a conjecture about of the zeros of the Riemann Zeta function ζ(s).

The Riemann Zeta function is an important complex function whose behavior has implication for the prime numbers among the natural numbers, which is the simplest of Dirichlet series. This series only converge when the real part of s is greater then one, outside the area of the complex relevant to the distribution of the primes.

In the year 2000, the Clay Mathematics Institute offered a $1 million prize for proof of the Riemann hypothesis. The proof can not be done by computerization (read: disproof) to earn the prize, e.g. by using computer to actually find a zero off the critical line. It is going interesting, since this hypothesis was showing up in television crime drama “Prime Suspect” (2005) in Season 1, the math genius Charlie Eppes has been kidnapped because he is close to solving the Riemann hypothesis, which allegadly would allow the perpetrators to break essentially all internet security. 

The Riemann hypothesis,  what a genius conjecture! 


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