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A Schrödinger Equation for Solving the Riemann Hypothesis

Version 1 : Received: 19 December 2017 / Approved: 21 December 2017 / Online: 21 December 2017 (04:34:03 CET)
Version 2 : Received: 28 December 2017 / Approved: 28 December 2017 / Online: 28 December 2017 (10:53:20 CET)

How to cite: Moxley III, F.I. A Schrödinger Equation for Solving the Riemann Hypothesis. Preprints 2017, 2017120149 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201712.0149.v2). Moxley III, F.I. A Schrödinger Equation for Solving the Riemann Hypothesis. Preprints 2017, 2017120149 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201712.0149.v2).

Abstract

The Hamiltonian of a quantum mechanical system has an affiliated spectrum. If this spectrum is the sequence of prime numbers, a connection between quantum mechanics and the nontrivial zeros of the Riemann zeta function can be made. In this case, the Riemann zeta function is analogous to chaotic quantum systems, as the harmonic oscillator is for integrable quantum systems. Such quantum Riemann zeta function analogies have led to the Bender-Brody-Müller (BBM) conjecture, which involves a non-Hermitian Hamiltonian that maps to the zeros of the Riemann zeta function. If the BBM Hamiltonian can be shown to be Hermitian, then the Riemann Hypothesis follows. As such, herein we perform a symmetrization procedure of the BBM Hamiltonian to obtain a unique Hermitian Hamiltonian that maps to the zeros of the analytic continuation of the Riemann zeta function, and provide an analytical expression for the eigenvalues of the results. The holomorphicity of the resulting eigenvalues is examined. Moreover, a second quantization of the resulting Schrödinger equation is performed, and a convergent solution for the nontrivial zeros of the analytic continuation of the Riemann zeta function is obtained. Finally, from the holomorphicity of the eigenvalues it is shown that the real part of every nontrivial zero of the Riemann zeta function converges at σ = 1/2.

Subject Areas

quantum chaos; Riemann hypothesis; eigenspectra

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