A Nigerian Scholar, Dr Opeyemi Enoch, has successfully solved a 156-year old Riemann Hypothesis, which was 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.
Enoch, who is a lecturer at the Federal University, Oye Ekiti (FUOYE), became the fourth person to resolve one of the seven Millennium Problems in Mathematics, out of which three others had earlier been solved.
A statement in Ado-Ekiti said: “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."
Amongst the earlier successes and inventions of Dr Enoch are: designing of a Prototype for silo for peasant farmers; discovering a scientific technique for detecting and tracking someone on an evil mission; inventing methods by which oil pipelines can be protected from vandalism and had worked on mathematical models and structures for generating electricity from sound, thunder and Oceanic bodies.
He is currently working on Mathematical approaches to Climate Change.
By Temitope Bamidele