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Questions tagged [polymath5]

For questions arising from topics discussed during the Polymath5 project, which tried to solve the Erdős discrepancy problem.

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Experimental mathematics leading to major advances

I would like to ask about examples where experimentation by computers have led to major mathematical advances. A new look Now as the question is five years old and there are certainly more examples ...
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Why does the Riemann zeta function have non-trivial zeros?

This is a very basic question of course, and exposes my serious ignorance of analytic number theory, but what I am looking for is a good intuitive explanation rather than a formal proof (though a ...