Riemann's Hypothesis: why is it worth $1million?

Proceedings of the Rewley House day school held on 15 September 2013

Hosted by Robin Whitty

What is presented below is not a complete record of what was discussed, which included a good deal of input from attendees.
The links below include all the materials which were handed out to attendees. Most of the technical details were summarised in this handout PDF file icon. Links will open in a new browser window.

1000 – 1115 Introductory remarks. Slides PDF file icon Mathematical background. Slides PDF file icon
1145 – 1300 The distribution of the prime numbers, the ζ function and the Riemann Hypothesis (RH). Slides PDF file icon
1400 – 1515 Continuing on from before lunch (same slides). Here is the Excel programme to compute the ζ function for any real number (except 1)
1545 – 1700 Alternative forms of RH based mainly on the Robin-Lagarias Theorem and Frieze's Theorem on Expected Minimum Tree Length
In addition we touched on a number of other topics, including the link between random matrices and RH, and these are generally covered by the links listed here.

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