One of the world’s most complex mathematical theories has reportedly been proven by Japanese mathematical scientist Shinichi Mochizuki.
In late August, Mochizuki published four papers on his website showing how he had cracked the theory. The 500-page paper detailing his method is included in a series of PDFs titled “Teichmuller Theory.”
The theory that Mochizuki was trying to prove was the “abc conjecture” introduced by British mathematician David Masser, along with France’s Joseph Oesterle, in 1985.
The conjecture states that for integers a+b=c, the square free part always has a minimum value greater than zero (0) and nearly always is not much smaller than one (1).
Mochizuki, 43, is known to have outstanding records in advanced mathematics and this paper of his just has to be proven valid to add to his achievements.
Though it may still take a long time to validate his claim, his paper might be the greatest mathematical achievement of the century.