# The Hardest Math Problem in the World - See the Believe

Does your head start spinning at the mere sight of equations and calculators? Imagine trying to solve the hardest problem of mathematics in the world. There are some problems that have baffled the best of the mathematicians in the world.

Tulika Nair

Last Updated: Mar 26, 2018

What is the Most Difficult Math Problem in the World?

Riemann's Hypothesis

Put forward by Bernhard Riemann in 1859, the Riemann's Hypothesis is widely considered the most difficult math problem in the world. Riemann took forward the Euler's zeta function to all complex numbers barring s =1. On studying this further, he realized that the zeta function had trivial zeros at -2, -4, -6, etc. and all non-trivial zeros were symmetric where the line Re(s) = ½. This led him to put forward the hypothesis that all non-trivial zeros are on the line Re(s) = ½. It is stated as:

Fermat's Last Theorem was published only after his death, as when he was alive, Fermat, an amateur mathematician refused to publish any of his work. In fact, the theorem was scrawled on the margins of one of his books and found later by his son. Along with the yet unproven Riemann's hypothesis, Fermat's last theorem is without doubt the hardest math problem in the world.