Alex Kontorovich

Contributing Columnist

number theory

How I Learned to Love and Fear the Riemann Hypothesis

January 4, 2021

A number theorist recalls his first encounter with the Riemann hypothesis and breaks down the math in a new Quanta video.

About the author

Alex Kontorovich is a professor of mathematics at Rutgers University and the 2020-21 distinguished visiting professor for the public dissemination of mathematics at the National Museum of Mathematics in New York City. He is a Kavli fellow of the National Academy of Sciences, a fellow of the American Mathematical Society, and recipient of the American Mathematical Society’s 2014 Levi L. Conant Prize. He also serves as editor-in-chief of the journal Experimental Mathematics.