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"Bright Boy." Law &Order: Criminal Intent, 7 October 2002.

Mathematics figured into the plot of this television crime show. The shortdescription is: "Double homicide has detectives poking around world of academicprodigies." The story is about the murder of a child services worker who mayhave been about to recommend against admitting an eight-year-old boy into aprestigious school. One of the problems the students at the school are given isto solve the Riemann Hypothesis. There are several scenes with zeta-functionformulas.

--- Mike Breen