## Riemann hypothesis

Marcus du Sautoy talks about football, cryptography, and numbers.

*Plus*contributor Lewis Dartnell reports on the scramble for million-dollar prizes that made mathematical headlines at the BA Festival of Science in September 2004.

*Plus*, Marcus du Sautoy continues his exploration of the greatest unsolved problem of mathematics: The

**Riemann Hypothesis**.

**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.

**number 23**.

**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.