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How much of an impact would the discovery of an exact formula that is equivalent to the prime counting function have on the mathematics community and acedemia as a whole?

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  • $\begingroup$ Depends on how complicated the formula is, I'd guess. $\endgroup$ – Thomas Andrews Aug 4 '15 at 3:35
  • $\begingroup$ Say an elementary function that can be easily computed $\endgroup$ – Wilson22 Aug 4 '15 at 3:42
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The important thing is to keep yourself hidden. To my certain knowledge, three people found such a formula in the last twenty years. One in Berlin, one in Beijing, and one in Rio de Janeiro. All were found dead, with the brief version of the Riemann-Siegel Formula carved into their foreheads. There are those who cannot afford to let this knowledge become public.

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