# What does Riemann hypothesis mean in relation to astrophysics?

### 5 Answers

- Jeffrey KLv 62 months ago
It has nothing to do with astrophysics. Riemann Hypothesis deals with where the zeros of the Zeta Function lie on the complex plane.

- 2 months ago
There was some work done in trying to predict where planetary orbits would be around the sun; it kinda works - but, it's not exact... it's just as likely that the planets orbit at distances that are coincidentally similar...

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- cosmoLv 72 months ago
The Riemann hypothesis has multiple implications with respect to prime numbers, but not much else. I can't think of any application of prime numbers to astrophysics.

When SETI groups where thinking about sending out radio "beeps", they were going to do sequences of prime numbers because they were sure that prime numbers could not occur naturally and so would necessarily be a sign of intelligent life.