Tuesday, September 4, 2012

A proof of the abc conjecture was recently posted

A few weeks ago (August 2012)  Shinichi Mochizuki has  posted  a proof of the   ABC conjecture.  He proves  a more general result which  has many nontrivial consequences, one being the  ABC conjecture.

I am not a number theorist  and I have no  chance of understanding Mochizuki's arguments (whichh seem algebraic geometric in nature)   and I wonder if there is "official" confirmation of their validity.

Update Sept. 5, 2012  A few more details about this announcement  can be found  here.