Great thinkers whose work has helped shaped today's world.

Bernhard Riemann

1826

1866

Bernhard Riemann was a German mathematician known for his contributions to geometry, analysis, and number theory. He was born in 1826 and is considered one of the most influential mathematicians of the 19th century.

One of Riemann's most significant discoveries is the Riemann hypothesis, which is a conjecture about the distribution of prime numbers. This hypothesis is still unsolved and is considered one of the most important open problems in mathematics.

Riemann also made important contributions to the field of differential geometry, particularly with his work on Riemannian manifolds. These are spaces that allow for a generalization of the concept of curvature, which is a key idea in the study of shapes and surfaces.

For school students, understanding Riemann's work on prime numbers can be fascinating. Prime numbers are numbers that are divisible only by 1 and themselves, such as 2, 3, 5, 7, and so on. The Riemann hypothesis deals with the patterns and relationships between these prime numbers, making it a challenging yet intriguing topic for students interested in mathematics.

Appreciate the work of Bernhard Riemann by trying some of the maths that this mathematician is known for.

There is an activity called Prime Pairs Game that you could try right now. A game for two players who take turns to select two numbers that add up to a prime number.

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