Importance and Unpredictable Effectiveness of Mathematics in the Real World and for Industry

  • Masato Wakayama
  • Masato Wakayama


It is known that there exist several fundamental mathematical conjectures which remain unsolved (i.e., propositions that have not yet been proved but are anticipated to be true). Interestingly and somewhat ironically, the process of searching for proofs often raises interesting new problems that yield new insight into mathematics. This in turn stimulates the development of new branches of mathematics.


Scientific Field Casimir Force Riemann Hypothesis Joint Research Project Mathematic Innovation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Masato Wakayama
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  • Masato Wakayama
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  1. 1.Institute of Mathematics for IndustryKyushu UniversityFukuokaJapan

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