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Opeyemi Enoch Has NOT Solved The Riemann Hypothesis: Didnt Get Any $1M by EZEIGBO1OFIMO: 8:02am On Nov 16, 2015 
Nigeria: What do we do this things for?
Since we are in a season of prize winners, from the
Golden Eagles to young genius that won the world
scrabble championship I was not surprised to read this
weekend that the country got another accolade, this
time in the rarefied field of Mathematics. Out of
excitement and curiosity I went online to find out what
our professor of mathematics really did and how the
rest of the world perceived it and how they showered
him and by corollary Nigeria with accolades.
I was disappointed and put on the alert when I
discovered the story was only covered in Nigerian blogs
and the that they were all similarly worded.
I asked Senia Sheydvasser a PhD Mathematics student
at Yale University about this earth shaking
development and this is what he said.
'Everything about this reeks of it being fake. To start
with, the credentials attributed to Dr. Enoch are entirely
implausible. I was particularly amused by the line
about discovering a "scientific technique for detecting
and tracking someone on an evil mission." What does
that even mean? Does this techniques read thoughts to
determine whether someone is planning something evil?
Can this technique be used to track someone who is on
a mission that is in a moral gray area? What if they
aren't so much on a mission so much as they partake
in the occasional recreational evil? It makes no sense.
I decided to look up the proceedings of the
International Conference on Mathematics and Computer
Science. Indeed, there does seem to have been a Dr.
Enoch who spoke at this conference, and who talked
about the spectral theory interpretation of the Riemann
Hypothesis. However, the abstract does not seem to
suggest that Dr. Enoch was announcing a proof of RH.
It gets worse. Surely such an important paper would
have to be published somewhere? Perhaps it would be
on ArXiV or elsewhere on the Internet. I decided to
have a look. I can't seem to find any trace of
something like "A matrix that generates the point
spectral of the Riemann Zeta function", which was the
title of Dr. Enoch's talk.
However, there is a paper titled "A Proof of the
Riemann Hypothesis" online, uploaded by someone who
claims to be Opeyemi Enoch, up on Academia.edu. If,
indeed, this is Opeyemi Enoch that uploaded this paper,
then he is guilty of very sloppy, very blatant plagiarism.
To start with, the paper doesn't even have his name on
it! It has the name of Werner Raab, who (I checked)
published a paper online in 2013 that is almost line for
line identical to the one on Academia.edu.
I will admit that I didn't bother going through his paper
(there are enough wrong proofs of RH on the Internet to
drown in), but a quick overlook of the methods used
(along with the fact that no one has heard of this
paper in two years) suggests that there is a 0% chance
that it could possibly be right.
So, to summarize, no, the Riemann Hypothesis has not
been solved. A general note: be suspicious of any story
of this significance that does not get covered by any
reputable news source, particularly when they claim not
that a solution has been proposed to a longstanding
conjecture, but that it has been solved outright. That is
sensationalist garbagethe real world does not work
like that.'
Micheal Jørgensen, a PhD holder in Mathematics also
said,
'There are a lot of copies of the story you cited, but no
evidence to support the story.
On Academia.edu  Share research Dr. Enoch has
uploaded a number of paper regarding the Riemann
Hypothesis, but none with himself as author: Federal
University, OyeEkiti  Academia.edu.'
So what exactly is this about?
The stink of the fake Philip Emeagwali is still in the air,
why are we letting ourselves in for another round of
international ridicule.
.
.
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Re: Opeyemi Enoch Has NOT Solved The Riemann Hypothesis: Didnt Get Any $1M by EZEIGBO1OFIMO: 8:03am On Nov 16, 2015 
if Claymaths just gave this guy $1m at least his name
should pop up in flying colours on their site....
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Re: Opeyemi Enoch Has NOT Solved The Riemann Hypothesis: Didnt Get Any $1M by SosaMontana(m): 8:06am On Nov 16, 2015 
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Re: Opeyemi Enoch Has NOT Solved The Riemann Hypothesis: Didnt Get Any $1M by EZEIGBO1OFIMO: 8:07am On Nov 16, 2015 
lalasticlala come and correct info you put on FP . . cc shymm3x 2 Likes 
Re: Opeyemi Enoch Has NOT Solved The Riemann Hypothesis: Didnt Get Any $1M by Nobody: 8:07am On Nov 16, 2015 
I will b back later 
Re: Opeyemi Enoch Has NOT Solved The Riemann Hypothesis: Didnt Get Any $1M by EZEIGBO1OFIMO: 8:11am On Nov 16, 2015 
http://www.academia.edu/1188935/Proof_of_the_Riemann_hypothesis
. the problem remains unsolved 3 Likes 
Re: Opeyemi Enoch Has NOT Solved The Riemann Hypothesis: Didnt Get Any $1M by ADENIKETINA2015(f): 8:28am On Nov 16, 2015 
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Re: Opeyemi Enoch Has NOT Solved The Riemann Hypothesis: Didnt Get Any $1M by Areaboy2(m): 8:41am On Nov 16, 2015 
quick search on the internet to verify this and i ended up here. Of course seeing other forums discussing this. Apparently the same guy has a mathematical method to determine and trach someone on an evil mission. Has the smell of rotten fish all over. Mods. when you help misinform the public, do well to quickly correct it. Cheers Areaboy 5 Likes 
Re: Opeyemi Enoch Has NOT Solved The Riemann Hypothesis: Didnt Get Any $1M by benega: 9:17am On Nov 16, 2015 
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Re: Opeyemi Enoch Has NOT Solved The Riemann Hypothesis: Didnt Get Any $1M by StealthyMe(m): 9:39am On Nov 16, 2015 
Re: Opeyemi Enoch Has NOT Solved The Riemann Hypothesis: Didnt Get Any $1M by ThisMeansWAR: 9:48am On Nov 16, 2015 
lamentation of biafraudians. 11 Likes 
Re: Opeyemi Enoch Has NOT Solved The Riemann Hypothesis: Didnt Get Any $1M by Nobody: 10:03am On Nov 16, 2015 
OP, the situation is tiring. Most people didn't even read the article, they just read the headlines and started celebrating mediocrity as usual. And when you try to correct them you're termed an ethnic bigot. Vanguard should be shut down and fined. 9 Likes 
Re: Opeyemi Enoch Has NOT Solved The Riemann Hypothesis: Didnt Get Any $1M by CharlyNick: 10:24am On Nov 16, 2015 
I think if he did, BBC, CNN, etc. Would have aired/carried the News. But op, you don't have a credible source to this fact. 
Re: Opeyemi Enoch Has NOT Solved The Riemann Hypothesis: Didnt Get Any $1M by opeaceo: 2:40pm On Nov 16, 2015 
ThisMeansWAR:You had to rub in "Biafra" 1 Like 
Re: Opeyemi Enoch Has NOT Solved The Riemann Hypothesis: Didnt Get Any $1M by nanizle(m): 3:13pm On Nov 16, 2015 
I wonder where thisday/vanguard sourced their information from. http://www.claymath.org/millenniumproblems/riemannhypothesis The problem remains unsolved. 4 Likes 
Re: Opeyemi Enoch Has NOT Solved The Riemann Hypothesis: Didnt Get Any $1M by JonSnow(m): 7:21pm On Nov 16, 2015 
hohoho. and to think a certain tribe in Nigeria were "_cumming" all over the place. 3 Likes 
Re: Opeyemi Enoch Has NOT Solved The Riemann Hypothesis: Didnt Get Any $1M by Shaw007(m): 8:36pm On Nov 16, 2015 
God bless you oh!! I said this same thing on the other thread, and some people that dont like thinking were ready to swallow me!! Riemann hypothesis solved and its only vanguard and osundefender that knows about it!!! Nothing on BBC, CNN or even The Clay Institue themselves .Very funny, hilarious sh!t and to think they were already fighting on South West and The yEAST!!! Stupidity is commonplace in this country. 
Re: Opeyemi Enoch Has NOT Solved The Riemann Hypothesis: Didnt Get Any $1M by EZEIGBO1OFIMO: 9:05pm On Nov 16, 2015 
Shaw007:True 
Re: Opeyemi Enoch Has NOT Solved The Riemann Hypothesis: Didnt Get Any $1M by allytinted: 9:21pm On Nov 16, 2015 
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Re: Opeyemi Enoch Has NOT Solved The Riemann Hypothesis: Didnt Get Any $1M by Nobody: 10:21pm On Nov 16, 2015 
ThisMeansWAR:E pain am! 2 Likes 
Re: Opeyemi Enoch Has NOT Solved The Riemann Hypothesis: Didnt Get Any $1M by Habiz(m): 10:25pm On Nov 16, 2015 
#imagine Nigerians celebrating mediocrity since 1892.... 
Re: Opeyemi Enoch Has NOT Solved The Riemann Hypothesis: Didnt Get Any $1M by lmm4real: 12:12am On Nov 17, 2015 
Humm 
Re: Opeyemi Enoch Has NOT Solved The Riemann Hypothesis: Didnt Get Any $1M by fighal(m): 12:52am On Nov 17, 2015 
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Re: Opeyemi Enoch Has NOT Solved The Riemann Hypothesis: Didnt Get Any $1M by imhotep: 1:02am On Nov 17, 2015 
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Re: Opeyemi Enoch Has NOT Solved The Riemann Hypothesis: Didnt Get Any $1M by Raymondenyi(m): 2:04am On Nov 17, 2015 
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Re: Opeyemi Enoch Has NOT Solved The Riemann Hypothesis: Didnt Get Any $1M by Kloness(f): 8:45am On Nov 17, 2015 
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p03891wc?ocid=socialflow_facebook CharlyNick: 
Re: Opeyemi Enoch Has NOT Solved The Riemann Hypothesis: Didnt Get Any $1M by Kloness(f): 8:46am On Nov 17, 2015 
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p03891wc?ocid=socialflow_facebook http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p03891wc?ocid=socialflow_facebook opeaceo:u CharlyNick: 
Re: Opeyemi Enoch Has NOT Solved The Riemann Hypothesis: Didnt Get Any $1M by Kloness(f): 8:50am On Nov 17, 2015 
BBC Africa is reporting it: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p03891wc?ocid=socialflow_facebook thor=opeaceo post=40081515] You had to rub in "Biafra" [/quote]u CharlyNick: 
Re: Opeyemi Enoch Has NOT Solved The Riemann Hypothesis: Didnt Get Any $1M by opeaceo: 8:50am On Nov 17, 2015 
Re: Opeyemi Enoch Has NOT Solved The Riemann Hypothesis: Didnt Get Any $1M by horluwahtobi(m): 9:25am On Nov 17, 2015 
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Re: Opeyemi Enoch Has NOT Solved The Riemann Hypothesis: Didnt Get Any $1M by kewhos(m): 9:34am On Nov 17, 2015 
OP you be bad belle Biafra abi? This is BBC UK and a voice interview with DR. ENOCH asking him HOW HE WILL SPEND HIS $1M http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p03891wc 3 Likes 1 Share 
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