# A Is this a correct proof of the Riemann Hypothesis?

1. Dec 6, 2016

### fieldofforce

Found an article online detailing a proof of the Riemann Hypothesis:

<< link deleted by mentor - unacceptable source >>

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2. Dec 6, 2016

### Orodruin

Staff Emeritus
No. Science Research Publishing (scirp) is a known predatory publisher and is generally not to be trusted.

I would be very sceptical to any paper claiming to solve the Riemann hypothesis unless it has been checked by the reviewers of a reputable mathematics journal.

3. Dec 7, 2016

### Staff: Mentor

I this was true, we would have heard it even in the regular TV news. Unrecognized sensation? Nowadays???

4. Dec 7, 2016

### Staff: Mentor

Flow chart for claims of major proofs:

Is it sent to one of the leading journals?
-- No: It is not a valid proof
-- Yes: Did it pass peer review?
-----In progress: It is probably not a valid proof
-----No: It is not a valid proof
-----Yes: It gets interesting. Did a mathematician find a flaw within 2 years?
--------Yes: It is not a valid proof.
--------No: It is probably a valid proof.

5. Dec 7, 2016

### fieldofforce

Thank you. Is there individual(s) at Physics Forums competent to check the math and find the flaw(s) if there is/are any?

If there is anyone competent please let me know. I would like to chat or e-mail details of the math.

6. Dec 7, 2016

### Staff: Mentor

I'll wait for the next Fields medalist and read it then.

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7. Dec 7, 2016

### Krylov

Counterexample: Perelman posted his proof of the geometrization conjecture on the arXiv (11 November 2002, 10 March 2003, 17 July 2003). By doing so he solved the Poincaré conjecture and was awarded the Fields medal, which he declined.

8. Dec 7, 2016

### Staff: Mentor

He also declined the award from CMI for solving one of the Millennium problems, if it is correct, what I've read. That is, he didn't take \$1,000,000. (Nevertheless, $8$ pages to solve RH alone is suspicious.)

9. Dec 7, 2016

### Staff: Mentor

Well, Perelman is special ;). And he was well-known before.

10. Dec 14, 2016

### Demystifier

Is the paper written with LaTeX?
-- No: It is not a valid proof.

The Perelman papers are written with LaTeX, while the paper we discuss here does not seem to be.

11. Dec 14, 2016

### Staff: Mentor

We don't do professional peer review here, sorry. The way to get that is to submit the article to a reputable journal and let them do it via their reviewers.

With that, this thread is now closed.