[FoRK] Proof Of Riemann Hypothesis?
Contempt for Meatheads
jbone at place.org
Wed Jun 9 20:36:50 PDT 2004
Well, perhaps if this pans out:
Mathemetician Claims Proof Of Riemann Hypothesis
The Almighty Buck
Posted by timothy on Wednesday June 09, @07:00PM
from the peer-review-pending dept.
TheSync points to this press release about a Purdue University
mathematician, Louis de Branges de Bourcia, who claims to have "proven
the Riemann hypothesis, considered to be the greatest unsolved problem
in mathematics. It states that all non-trivial zeros of the zeta
function lie on the line 1/2 + it as t ranges over the real numbers.
You can read his proof here. The Clay Mathematics Institute offers a $1
million prize to the first prover."
...we can all stop losing sleep about this:
Riemann Hypothesis Catastrophe: Defined in 3.2: Generic goal systems.
A "failure of Friendliness" scenario in which an AI asked to solve
the Riemann Hypothesis turns all the matter in the solar system into
computronium, exterminating humanity along the way. (As I recall, I
first heard this version - with a slightly different phrasing - from
Marvin Minsky.) In variant forms, a subclass of the subgoal stomp
error, the Devil's Contract problem (both diabolic and golemic), and
the "emergent pressures" scenario a la "The Two Faces of Tomorrow" (see
3.2.7: Emergent phenomena in generic goal systems).
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