A Nigerian University Lecturer Solves 156-Year-Old Mathematics Puzzle – Dr Opeyemi Enoch


A Nigerian University Lecturer, Dr Opeyemi Enoch, has done the nation proud by successfully resolved the 156 years old Riemann Hypothesis,considered to be the most important problem in Mathematics by providing a Proof.

Dr Enoch, who teaches at the Federal University, Oye Ekiti (FUOYE), attained the feat ,thus become the fourth egghead to resolve one of the seven Millennium Problems in Mathematics.

According to statement in Ado Ekiti yesterday, the don’s presentation of the Proof on November 11, 2015 during the International Conference on Mathematics and Computer Science in Vienna, Austria becomes more symbolic coming on the exact day and month 156 years after the problem was delivered by a German Mathematician in 1859.

The Riemann Zeta Hypothesis is one of the seven Millennium problems set forth by the Clay Mathematics Institute with a million Dollar reward for each solved problem for the past 16 years.

 According to the statement, “Dr Enoch first investigated and then established the claims of Riemann. He went on to Consider and to correct the misconceptions that were communicated by Mathematicians in the past generations, thus paving way for his solutions and proofs to be established.

“He also showed how other problems of this kind can be formulated and obtained the matrix that Hilbert and Poly predicted will give these undiscovered solutions. He revealed how these solutions are applicable in cryptography, quantum information science and in quantum computers,” it stated.

Three of the problems had been solved and the prizes given to the winners. This makes it the fourth to be solved of all the seven problems.

The Kogi State-born scholar had, before now, worked on mathematical models and structures for generating electricity from sound, thunder and Oceanic bodies.

Man writes mathematical equations on chalkboard
Man writes mathematical equations on chalkboard

The Mathematician previously designed a Prototype of a silo for peasant farmers and also discovered a scientific technique for detecting and tracking someone on an evil mission.

Enoch has succeeded in inventing methods by which oil pipelines can be protected from vandalism and he is currently working on Mathematical approaches to Climate Change.

credit – africanleadership.co.uk