By TEMILADE ENIOLA
Although a Nigerian professor, Dr. Opeyemi Enoch has claimed the $1million prize for solving a 156-year-old mathematical mystery, however there appear to be more hurdles for the Ekiti State-based don.
Clay Mathematics Institute (CMI) has said that for the prize to be awarded, the findings would need to be published in a journal of “worldwide repute.
Naomi Kraker from CMI said “To my knowledge it has not been published. To our mind, it remains unsolved.”
The Massachusetts-based Institute say there are a number of prerequisites before Enoch — or anyone — can claim the prize.
Any solution would also need to be accepted for two years within the mathematics community before it would be considered by the CMI, Kraker said
The Riemann Hypothesis is one of the CMI’s seven Millennium Problems, all of which come with a $1 million prize.
Announced in 2000, as of yet only one has been officially solved, the Poincare Conjecture by Grigoriy Perelman, to whom the prize was awarded in 2010.