Mathematical Digest

Short Summaries of Articles about Mathematics
in the Popular Press

"Satisfying a Zeta Jones," by Dennis Lim. The Village Voice, 16-22 April 2003.

This article discusses the Riemann Hypothesis, one of the most famous open problems in mathematics today. The reason the problem is so important is that its solution would elucidate one of the main mysteries in mathematics, the structure of the prime numbers. The article quotes various experts about their thoughts on the hypothesis and their prognostications about whether a proof is at hand.

--- Allyn Jackson