## prime number distribution

Mathematicians have revived an old approach to solving the famous Riemann hypothesis.

**Julian Havil**looks at a little-known algorithm that sieves out all primes up to a given number, and which is astonishing in its simplicity.

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**Riemann Hypothesis**is probably the hardest unsolved problem in all of mathematics, and one of the most important. It has to do with prime numbers - the building blocks of arithmetic. Nick Mee, together with Sir Arthur C. Clarke, tells us about the patterns hiding inside numbers.