- 13 Oct '07 10:09About three years ago there was a rash of reports about this professor of mathematics at Purdue, Louis De Branges de Bourcia presenting a 23 page paper solving the Riemann. That was in the year 2004. I have searched the web for updates, you would think it would be verified or vilified in three years time but I can't find anything newer than 04 on this. Anyone have any newer news? This problem is one of those with the million dollar prize.
- 13 Oct '07 12:41 / 1 edit

Apparently he wants to be known as Louis de Branges. His papers, including the Riemann proof, are posted on his website at Purdue:*Originally posted by sonhouse***About three years ago there was a rash of reports about this professor of mathematics at Purdue, Louis De Branges de Bourcia presenting a 23 page paper solving the Riemann. That was in the year 2004. I have searched the web for updates, you would think it would be verified or vilified in three years time but I can't find anything newer than 04 on this. Anyone have any newer news? This problem is one of those with the million dollar prize.**

www.math.purdue.edu/~branges/site

But no reference to any peer review. - 13 Oct '07 13:18

I think this is the guy that has*Originally posted by sonhouse***About three years ago there was a rash of reports about this professor of mathematics at Purdue, Louis De Branges de Bourcia presenting a 23 page paper solving the Riemann. That was in the year 2004. I have searched the web for updates, you would think it would be verified or vilified in three years time but I can't find anything newer than 04 on this. Anyone have any newer news? This problem is one of those with the million dollar prize.***proved*the Riemmann hypothesis something like 5 times. So no doubt that his peers don't give him much attention by now. - 13 Oct '07 21:29

I don't think he is some kind of publicity seeke I think he is just like that. It is easy to be wrong when you are obsessed with something.*Originally posted by sonhouse***I mean the idea that the professor is some kind of publicity seeker or some such, the math world must be basically ignoring his work.**

Anyway I went to his home page and download some of his articles just to see if I can make some sense out of it. - 13 Oct '07 22:48

Did you read Handy Andy's post, the article about De Branges? It is interesting, still an article written around the time he revealed his proof so nobody apparently has started work on it yet, it seems it would take a team of very high level mathematicians maybe 6 months to a year to do it and that would require a rather large grant from someone so it hasn't happened yet. Maybe someone will do it after he dies. He is 71 now. They also mentioned the idea that it would be odd for a 70 year old to make a deep original discovery like that, since mathematics is basically a young mans profession.*Originally posted by adam warlock***I don't think he is some kind of publicity seeke I think he is just like that. It is easy to be wrong when you are obsessed with something.**

Anyway I went to his home page and download some of his articles just to see if I can make some sense out of it.