In science, mistakes happen: bad experiment design, noisy measurements, incomplete data, expensive experimentations, and other factors. Sometimes theories are wrong because we don't know enough. In ...
Many times mathematicians draw proofs about the impossibility of something. As an example, take the Abel–Ruffini theorem, which states no generic formula exists for quintic equations (I know the proof ...
I was just wondering whether or not there have been mistakes in mathematics. Not a conjecture that ended up being false, but a theorem which had a proof that was accepted for a nontrivial amount of ...