Curious maths: finding the solution
Published: July 2013
Age: 14-19 and upwards
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Source/institution: Royal Society
Unsolved problems in mathematics have intrigued us for centuries. It took over 350 years for anyone to provide a proof for Fermat’s Last Theorem, considered by many as the most notorious problem in the history of mathematics, and no one has yet offered a proof for the Riemann Hypothesis, first proposed in 1859. These mysteries have become an obsession to some people, who have devoted years of their lives trying to understand them. But why do we bother?