A Guinean solves a math problem 270 years old!
It took 14 years of work.
Ibrahima Diallo Sambegou is perhaps becoming the first African mathematician to have developed a theorem. The young researcher Guinea, 35, journalist converted into mathematical research was able to find the solution to the Goldbach conjecture.
This mathematical problem has been laid there over 270 years by the Russian mathematician Christian Goldbach, guardian of Tsar Peter II and official in the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. In 1742, he sent a letter to his contemporary Leonhard Euler in which he made out that “every even number greater than 2 can be written as the sum of two primes.”
For illustration, we see that 6 = 3 +3, 8 = 3 +5, 3 +7 = 10 or 5 +5, 30 = 11 +19 = 13 +17, 100 = 17 83 … Is it true any even number? This is the glue … Sambegou Ibrahima Diallo told the local press in his country.
It took 14 years of work at the Guinean young mathematician before arriving at the solution. That the projects in the big leagues. He was with U.S. researchers waivers best-known and supported.
Ibrahima Diallo Sambegou tape all doors to validate his work. Faced with a lack of support in his country, he decided to go to Dakar, Senegal to validate the results of his research at the Institute of Mathematics.
He hopes to find support so that it is the first African to have developed a theorem in modern times.