
A Man, a Mystery, and a Million Dollars: A Brief History of the Riemann Hypothesis (part 2)
(part one can be found here; it is highly recommended that you read it before coming here) Now: a history of this hypothesis. Introducing: Bernhard Riemann! Riemann is the guy behind the Riemann hypothesis. He did some other things in math too apart from that (the phrase Riemann integral may leap to mind for calculus…

A Man, a Mystery, and a Million Dollars: A Brief History of the Riemann Hypothesis (Part 1)
If you’ve ever heard of the phrase “Riemann hypothesis” and wondered what it meant, then worry no more! This series of posts shall explain all. And if you haven’t heard of the phrase “Riemann hypothesis”, then worry no more! Now you have. To understand the Riemann hypothesis, first you must understand the Riemann zeta function.…