# Author: Marcus du Sautoy

Following on from his article 'The prime number lottery' in last issue of
Plus, Marcus du Sautoy continues his exploration of the greatest unsolved problem of mathematics: The Riemann Hypothesis. |
Marcus du Sautoy begins a two part exploration of the greatest unsolved problem of mathematics: The
Riemann Hypothesis. In the first part, we find out how the German mathematician Gauss, aged only 15, discovered the dice that Nature used to chose the primes. |

The number chosen by the England captain for his Real Madrid shirt is rich in mysterious connotations. But mathematician Marcus du Sautoy backs a new theory to explain why Beckham has plumped for
number 23. |