# ABC conjecture solved by Japanese Mathematician Shinichi Mochizuki Claims

ABC Conjecture: Mathematician Shinichi Mochizuki Claims Proof Of Important Number Theory Problem

A Japanese mathematician claims to have the proof for the ABC conjecture, a statement about the relationship between prime numbers that has been called the most important unsolved problem in number theory. If Shinichi Mochizuki’s 500-page proof stands up to scrutiny, mathematicians say it will represent one of the most astounding achievements of mathematics of the twenty-first century. The proof will also have ramifications all over mathematics, and even in the real-world field of data encryption. …. Full story

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