490: Connect.

489: Inspirations for Somerset Maugham book titles – remark of Sir Toby Belch to Malvolio in William Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night: “Dost thou think, because thou art virtuous, there shall be no more** cakes and ale**?”; Percy Bysshe Shelley’s sonnet which begins “Lift not **the painted veil** which those who live / Call Life”; * Of Human Bondage – *title taken from Spinoza’s Ethics;

**The Razor’s Edge,**from a line in the Katha-Upanishad – “The sharp edge of a razor is difficult to pass over; thus the wise say the path to Salvation is hard.”

Riemann and Riemann zeta function.

Riemann hypothesis is one of the unsolved clay institute problems

Riemann Hypothesis

Reimann zeta function and the distribution of prime numbers

That is Riemann , of the zeta function fame ..

The Reimann Hypothesis (on the distribution of zeroes of the Reimann Zeta Function).

The hypothesis is one of the Millenium Prize problems instituted by the Clay Mathematics Institute (mentioned in the comic strip). The picture is of the mathematician, Bernhard Reimann.

One of the Millennium problems from the Clay Math Inst. includes one by Bernhard Riemann

1. A version of Riemann hypothesis getting Millenium prize again in 2100 AD

2. Bernhard Riemann