The Biggest Problem in Mathematics Is Finally a Step Closer to Being Solved, Scientific American

Number theorists have been trying to prove a conjecture about the distribution of prime numbers, called the Riemann hypothesis, for more than 160 years. Now, mathematicians Larry Guth of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and James Maynard of the University of Oxford have posted a sensational new finding on the preprint server that could be a breakthrough in making progress on resolving the conjecture.

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