Maybe its just me, but I found this recent story fascinating. A maths problem which has eluded scholars for 156 years has reportedly been solved by a Nigerian professor. Dr Opeyemi Enoch, who teaches at the Federal University in the city of Oye Ekiti, could be picking up a $1million (£657,000) prize if his formula is correct.
Enoch believes he has found a solution to the Riemann Hypothesis – a mathematical problem first proposed by German mathematician Bernhard Riemann in 1859.
This is a very challenging hypothesis on the distribution of prime numbers - one of the most intriguing fields in mathematics. I'm no mathematician, but prime numbers have always fascinated me because they are easy to understand, but so rich a field of study.
Unfortunately, since that was reported, it seems he hasn't - http://qz.com/552327/the-nigerian-mathematics-genius-who-fooled-the-british-media/