Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers A Retiree Discovers an Elusive Math Proof—And Nobody Notices

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers A Retiree Discovers an Elusive Math Proof—And Nobody Notices

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Skip Article Header. Skip to: Start of Article. Thomas Royen at his home in Schwalbach am Taunus, Germany.Rüdiger Nehmzow/Quanta MagazineAs he was brushing his teeth on the morning of July 17, 2014, Thomas Royen, a little-known retired German statistician, suddenly lit upon the proof of a famous conjecture at the intersection of geometry, probability theory,…