Nigerian Lecturer deciphers a 156 year old math problem

A lecturer at the Federal University, Oye-Ekiti, Ekiti state, Nigeria has solved a 156 year old math problem. Dr. Opeyemi Enoch becomes the fourth intellectual to solve one of the seven millennium mathematics problems. This comes a week after a Nigerian, Wellington Jighere, became the first African to win the World Scrabble Championship last week. Nigerians seem to be breaking records everywhere in the world.

The problem, Riemann hypothesis, is considered one of the most difficult problems in mathematics, which warrants its’ one million dollar prize, if solved.

Co-incidentally, Dr. Opeyemi handed in the results of the math problem exactly 156 years (November 11) after it was given by a German mathematician in 1859. These results were handed in at the International Conference on Mathematics and Computer science in Vienna, Austria. The answers to this math problem will be applicable in areas such as cryptography, and in quantum mechanics.

Dr. Opeyemi Enoch who hails from Kogi state isn’t a novice in innovations though. He invented a Silo for farmers who can’t afford big ones, and is currently working on mathematical ways to improve climate.

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