Wednesday, July 02, 2008

Is this really true?

If the proof laid out in this paper is true, then it is a true intellectual milestone in our history. This is a hard problem that had eluded the best of the minds in the field for more than a century and it would be really nice to see that veil lifted after so long. Personally, I cheer for the author as I was expecting this would be proven during my lifetime. Interestingly the work builds upon an earlier genius I have always admired, that of Andre Weil.

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