Questions about the famous conjecture from Riemann saying that the non-trivial zeroes of the Riemann Zeta function all lie on the so-called critical line $\Re(s)=\dfrac{1}{2}$, its various generalizations and the different approaches towards its solution.

learn more… | top users | synonyms

3
votes
2answers
383 views

Statements going against the grain of Riemann Hypothesis (R.H.)

Let $M(N) := \sum_{n=1}^N \mu(n)$ It is known that bounding $M(N)$ by $N^{1/2+\epsilon}$ implies R.H. A bound of $M(N)$ by $K\sqrt N$ for say $ K\ge2 $ is also sufficient. $K = 1$ is excluded as ...
7
votes
1answer
164 views

Lexicographic distribution of irreducible polynomials

Let $A = {\mathbb F}_2[X]$, though the following can be adapted to $p \neq 2$ too. Order the elements of $A$ lexicographically. Equivalently, take a polynomial such as $P = X^4 + X + 1$, write its ...
0
votes
0answers
84 views

Montgomery's pair correlation conjecture and FRFT [closed]

The Wikipedia article about Montgomery's celebrated pair correlation conjecture says it was investigated by its author through Fourier transform, but has the fractional Fourier transform $\mathcal{F}_{...
48
votes
16answers
7k views

Collection of equivalent forms of Riemann Hypothesis

This forum brings together a broad enough base of mathematicians to collect a "big list" of equivalent forms of the Riemann Hypothesis...just for fun. Also, perhaps, this collection could include ...
2
votes
0answers
207 views

On a sequence of L-functions having same zeros in critical strip and GRH

I had an idea on GRH involving a sequence of L-functions having same zeros, then at one step I need a bound on these function and I wonder if this bound is in fact not as hard as GRH itself ? Let's ...
23
votes
5answers
2k views

Are the 'semi' trivial zeros of $\zeta(s) \pm \zeta(1-s)$ all on the critical line?

The proof that $\Gamma(z)\pm \Gamma(1-z)$ only has zeros for $z \in \mathbb{R}$ or $z= \frac12 +i \mathbb{R}$ has been given here: Are all zeros of $\Gamma(s) \pm \Gamma(1-s)$ on a line with real ...
32
votes
3answers
4k views

The Hardy Z-function and failure of the Riemann hypothesis

David Feldman asked whether it would be reasonable for the Riemann hypothesis to be false, but for the Riemann zeta function to only have finitely many zeros off the critical line. I very rashly ...
7
votes
1answer
1k views

Riemann hypothesis and Kakeya needle problem

The question may be a bit vague. I noticed an analogy that both Riemann hypothesis and Kakeya needle problem has been proved in finite fields. Can somebody shed light on why finite field analogues are ...
9
votes
0answers
363 views

Riemann hypothesis in Zilber's field

Question. What is known about the situation (truth or falsity) of Riemann hypothesis in the Zilber's field?
21
votes
4answers
2k views

Good uses of Siegel zeros?

The short version of my question goes: What is known to follow from the existence of Siegel zeros? A longer version to give an idea of what I have in mind: The "exceptional zeros" of course first ...
-1
votes
1answer
1k views

Can one expect the existence of a relevant approach for a proof of the Riemann hypothesis using Mochizuki's theory? [closed]

Next month at Oxford university, there will have the first workshop outside Asia on the Inter-Universal Teichmuller theory of Shinichi Mochizuki: http://www.claymath.org/events/iut-theory-shinichi-...
0
votes
2answers
326 views

Does theta(n)<n for all n imply the Riemann Hypothesis and/or vice versa?

I know that better and better bounds of the Chebyshev Theta and Psi functions are implied by knowing that the first (insert large number here) zeta zeroes lie on the Critical Line. These bounds, ...
-7
votes
1answer
1k views

Non-standard numbers and exponential form of Zeta function [closed]

Basic idea For a long time I was looking for a numerical system that would allow to compare infinite sets. In contrast to Cantor's approach that empathizes the possibility of on-to-one correspondence ...
1
vote
0answers
190 views

Does the proof of Conjectures B and D of Hardy and Littlewood have any implication on the generalized Riemann hypothesis they used?

Does the proof of Conjectures B and D of Hardy and Littlewood have any implication on the generalized Riemannn hypothesis they used? In their paper, Some problems of 'Partitio numerorum'; III - On ...
5
votes
0answers
185 views

Are there infinitely many zeros of $\chi(s)+ \dfrac{2^{s}- 2^{2s-1}}{2^{s}-1}$ on the critical line?

Take $\chi(s)= 2^s\,\pi^{s-1}\,\sin\left(\frac{\pi\,s}{2}\right)\,\Gamma(1-s)$, so that $\zeta(s)=\chi(s)\,\zeta(1-s)$. The zeros of $\chi(s)=-1$ and the non-trivial zeros $\rho$ of $\zeta(s)$, seem ...
73
votes
5answers
27k views

Consequences of the Riemann hypothesis

I assume a number of results have been proven conditionally on the Riemann hypothesis, of course in number theory and maybe in other fields. What are the most relevant you know? It would also be nice ...
6
votes
0answers
138 views

How to assess the influence of a specific term in this telescoping series for $\zeta(s)$?

I like to expand on this (unanswered) MSE question. Take the following, nicely symmetrical, telescoping series for $\zeta(s)$: $$\displaystyle \zeta(s) = \frac{1}{2\,(s-1)} \left(1+\sum _{n=1}^{\...
2
votes
0answers
150 views

Are all zeros of $\xi(a\,s) \pm \xi\left(a\,(1-s)\right)$ on the critical line for $\forall a \in \mathbb{R}/0$?

This question expands on this one and seems to have a stronger result. Take the Riemann $\xi$-function $\xi(s) =\frac12 s\,(s-1) \,\pi^{-\frac{s}{2}}\, \Gamma\left(\frac{s}{2}\right)\, \zeta(s)$. We ...
2
votes
0answers
67 views

Are the complex zeros of $\zeta\left(\frac{s}{a}\right) \pm \zeta\left(\frac{1-s}{a}\right)$ all on the critical line for $a \lt 0, a \ge 1$?

With $s \in \mathbb{C}, a \in \mathbb{R}$, numerical evidence strongly suggests that the complex zeros in the critical strip of: $$\zeta\left(\frac{s}{a}\right) \pm \zeta\left(\frac{1-s}{a}\right)$$...
9
votes
0answers
324 views

Do all complex zeros in the strip of $\frac{\zeta(s)}{\Gamma(s)} - \frac{\Gamma(1-s)}{\zeta(1-s)}$ lie on the critical line?

Numerical evidence suggests that the complex zeros of: $$f(s):=\frac{\zeta(s)}{\Gamma(s)} - \frac{\Gamma(1-s)}{\zeta(1-s)}$$ all reside on the line $\Re(s)=\frac12$, except for a finite few outside ...
4
votes
0answers
361 views

Is there a hidden symmetry in the prime numbers distribution?

Under Goldbach's conjecture, let's consider once again the map $r_0\colon n\mapsto r_{0}(n)$ such that $r_{0}(n)$ is the smallest non negative integer $r$ such that both $n-r$ and $n+r$ are prime. Let'...
2
votes
1answer
279 views

Prime Number Theorem on APs under various conjectures

I'm trying to find the best asymptotic expansions for $\pi(x; a, q)$ in various states: Unconditionally we have \begin{equation} \pi(x; a, q) = \frac{\operatorname{li(x)}}{\phi(q)} + O\left(x \...
8
votes
1answer
680 views

Application of the Riemann hypothesis and the ABC conjecture to independence results

In Old Home Page of Andreas Weiermann Andreas Weiermann has stated the following: Quite recently I submitted a preprint about an application of the Riemann hypothesis and the ABC conjecture to ...
4
votes
0answers
212 views

Possible weakening of Robins criterion for RH

I hope 2015 doesn't start with gross nonsense question for me. Robins equivalence for RH is $$ \frac{\sigma(n)}{n \log\log n} < e^{\gamma}\qquad(1)$$ for $n \ge 5041$. We have $ \limsup \frac{\...
1
vote
0answers
147 views

Except for a finite few outside the strip, do all complex zeros of $\zeta(a+s)\pm \zeta(a+1-s)$ reside on the critical line for all $a\lt 0$?

Assume $a \in \mathbb{R}$ and $s \in \mathbb{C}$. Numerical evidence suggests that all complex zeros, except for a finite few outside the strip, of: $$\zeta(a+s)\pm \zeta(a+1-s)$$ lie on the line $\...
2
votes
1answer
278 views

Is there anything known about the complex zeros of this integral related to $\zeta(s)$?

The right-hand side of the well known equation: $$\displaystyle \pi^\frac{-s}{2}\,\Gamma\left(\frac{s}{2}\right)\, \zeta(s) =\int_1^{\infty} \left({x}^{\frac{s}{2}} + {x}^{\frac{1-s}{2}}\right)\,\...
9
votes
0answers
242 views

Cesaro summation of a particular Dirichlet series associated with $\zeta(s)$

If you've investigated the error in Perron's formula in general, you've probably noticed that Cesaro summation $$\lim_{x\rightarrow\infty}\sum_{n\leq x} \left(1-\frac{\log n}{\log x}\right)\frac{a_n}{...
1
vote
0answers
94 views

Are all complex zeros of $Li_s(i)\, + \, Li_{1-\overline{s}}\,(-i)$ equal to the $\rho$'s?

Take the well known square relationship for polylogarithms: $$Li_s(z)\, + \, Li_{s}(-z)=2^{1-s}Li_s(z^2)$$ Assume $z=i$: $$Li_s(i)\, + \, Li_{s}(-i)=2^{1-s}Li_s(-1)=-2^{1-s}\,\eta(s)$$ with $\eta(...
1
vote
0answers
101 views

Are all complex zeros of $Li_s(z)\, \pm \, Li_{1-s}(z)$ on the critical line or outside the critical strip for $z \le -1$?

This question loosely builds on this one, however is a bit simpler and I found the results to be more robust. It seems that all zeros in the critical strip $0 \lt \Re(s) < 1$ of: $$Li_s(z)\, \pm \...
10
votes
2answers
795 views

Effective Chebotarev without Artin's conjecture

Iwaniec and Kowalski, in their famous book Analytic Number Theory states a strong form of the effective Chebotarev density theorem page 143, and prove it assuming both GRH for Artin's $L$-function and ...
6
votes
0answers
512 views

Are all complex zeros of $\frac{\Gamma(s)}{z}Li_s(z) \, \pm \, \frac{\Gamma(1-s)}{z}Li_{1-s}(z)$ on the critical line for all $z \lt 1$?

Numerical evidence suggests that all complex zeros residing in the critical strip $0 < \Re(s) < 1$ of: $$\frac{\Gamma(s)}{z}Li_s(z) \, \pm \, \frac{\Gamma(1-s)}{z}Li_{1-s}(z)$$ are on the ...
50
votes
4answers
3k views

Are there refuted analogues of the Riemann hypothesis?

The classical Riemann Hypothesis has famous analogues for function fields and finite fields which have been proved. It has by now very many analogues, many of them still open. Are there important ...
1
vote
2answers
140 views

Asymptotics and error terms for an arithmetic function built upon $\omega$ and $\Omega$ functions

For any real number $x$, let's define $Om_{k}(x)$ as the number of positive integers $m$ below $x$ such that $\Omega(m)-\omega(m)=k$, where $\omega(n)$ is the number of distinct primes dividing $n$, ...
-4
votes
1answer
435 views

Is SOC known to imply the Grand Riemann Hypothesis? [closed]

I'm currently working on a conditional proof of the Grand Riemann Hypothesis, which is based on the assumption that every field automorphism of $\mathbb{C}$ that commutes with an element of the ...
47
votes
1answer
4k views

What if the Riemann Hypothesis were false?

There are lots of known and interesting consequences of the Riemann Hypothesis being true. Are there any known and interesting consequences of the Riemann Hypothesis being false?
25
votes
1answer
933 views

How strong is this conjecture? $(Z/nZ)^*$ is generated by “small” elements

Conjecture: There are constants $c,k$ such that every $(Z/nZ)^*$ is generated by its elements smaller than $k (\log n)^c$. Where $(Z/nZ)^*$ is the multiplicative group of integers mod $n$. My main ...
3
votes
1answer
175 views

A Hadamard product of the zeros of the Riemann integral. Does it put any constraints on where the $\rho$'s can reside in the critical strip?

I have deleted a previous, now obsolete question on the same topic. Take the well-known Riemann integral: $$\displaystyle \pi^{-\frac{s}{2}}\,\Gamma\left(\frac{s}{2}\right)\, \zeta(s) =\int_1^{\...
0
votes
1answer
247 views

A convergence issue [Edited]

Let $\{x_n\}_{n=1}^\infty$ be a sequence of vectors in a Hilbert space $$l^2_{k^{-2}}:=\{z=\{z(k)\}_{k=1}^\infty:\sum\limits_{k=1}^\infty z(k)^2k^{-2}<\infty\}.$$ It is known that for some $x\in l^...
41
votes
1answer
4k views

Are the primes normally distributed? Or is this the Riemann hypothesis?

Forgive my very naive question. I know next to nothing about number theory, but I'm curious about the state of the art on the distribution of primes. Let $\mathrm{Li}(x)$ be the offset logarithmic ...
23
votes
1answer
1k views

How good is “almost all” when it comes to the Riemann Hypothesis?

Let $N(T)$ be the number of zeroes of the Riemann zeta function $\zeta$ having imaginary part strictly between $0$ and $T$, and let $N_0(T)$ be the number of those zeroes that also have real part ...
4
votes
1answer
608 views

definition of accretive operator

A relation T with domain and range in a Hilbert space is said to be accretive if the transformation $ (T − \lambda)/(T + \bar \lambda\ ) $ with domain and range in the Hilbert space is contractive for ...
9
votes
3answers
1k views

On Robin's criterion for RH [closed]

\begin{equation} \sigma(n) < e^\gamma n \log \log n \end{equation} In 1984 Guy Robin proved that the inequality is true for all n ≥ 5,041 if and only if the Riemann hypothesis is true (Robin 1984)....
5
votes
2answers
421 views

Reference and best bounds of $\sum_{n\leq x}\frac{\mu(n)}{n}$

Could someone please provide information about the best possible known bounds of the sum $$A(x)=\sum_{n\leq x}\frac{\mu(n)}{n}?$$ Unconditionally, $A(x)=O(e^{-c\sqrt{\log x}})$ is known to me. Does ...
1
vote
2answers
433 views

The implicit constant in GRH

One particularity of the Generalized Riemann Hypothesis seems to deserve some clarification. In particular, what is included in the commonly accepted version of the conjecture? GRH states that $$\...
8
votes
1answer
546 views

Would Elliott-Halberstam conjecture follow from GRH?

The Wikipedia article about Elliott-Halberstam (EH for short) conjecture says that the so-called Bombieri-Vinogradov theorem, which is a weaker form of EH conjecture, is in some sense an averaged form ...
49
votes
5answers
5k views

Quasicrystals and the Riemann Hypothesis

Let $0 < k_1 < k_2 < k_3 < \cdots $ be all the zeros of the Riemann zeta function on the critical line: $$ \zeta(\frac{1}{2} + i k_j) = 0 $$ Let $f$ be the Fourier transform of the sum ...
8
votes
0answers
2k views

Questions on de Branges' work on the Riemann hypothesis

According to Wikipedia, Louis de Branges de Bourcia has obtained some notable results, such as a proof of the Bieberbach conjecture in 1985, which is now known as de Branges' theorem. Initially, his ...
1
vote
0answers
164 views

Is RH equivalent to the following estimate?

This question is a follow up from About Goldbach's conjecture and comes from what I read about the Farey series related criterion for RH. Let $r_{k}(n)$ be the $k+1$-th potential typical primality ...
11
votes
2answers
678 views

Best bounds toward Serre's uniformity conjecture

If $E$ is a non-CM elliptic curve over $Q$, then it is a famous theorem of Serre that there is some integer $M(E)$ such that for any prime $\ell > M(E)$, the image of the Galois representations $\...