Nigeria’s name has again been put on the world map following the successful solution provided by a Nigerian don, Dr. Opeyemi Enoch, to the 156 years old Riemann Hypothesis, considered the most important problem in Mathematics.
With this enviable achievement, Dr. Enoch, who is a lecturer at the Federal University, Oye Ekiti (FUOYE), has become the fourth egghead to resolve one of the seven Millennium Problems in Mathematics.
The Kogi State-born mathematician had, before now, worked on mathematical models and structures for generating electricity from sound, thunder and Oceanic bodies.
A statement in Ado Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital on Saturday said the FUOYE lecturer’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 and it comes with a million dollar reward for each problem solved 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.
Dr. Enoch had 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 is also credited with inventing methods by which oil pipelines can be protected from vandalism and he is currently working on Mathematical approaches to Climate Change.