You’ve probably heard of the Seven Wonders of the World…But how about the seven Millennium mathematical problems? Those are the math problems that are said to be crucial to understanding and spreading mathematical knowledge and if you can solve one of them, there’s $1 million in it for you.
The Millennium problem that’s currently in the spotlight is the Riemann hypothesis, which is considered one of the hardest problems in all of math. Proposed by Bernhard Riemann in 1859, it’s considered the “holy grail of mathematics” since it could change everything we know about prime numbers. Because of this, The Clay Mathematicians Institute in Massachusetts is offering up a cool “mil” to anyone who can verifiably solve the problem. You better get a move on, however, as the institute says the Riemann hypothesis has already “checked for the first 10,000,000,000,000 solutions.”
Source: NY Post