Monday, March 27, 2006

Dyson and 42 as the answer to everything

As Wolfgang has always known, the number 42 is not only the universal answer to life and the Universe but also the third moment of the zeta function.
The first two moments of the zeta function are 1 and 2. All these big discoveries follow from an encounter of Freeman Dyson with another scholar, Hugh Montgomery, in 1972, and because I don't understand anything in this story except for the value of the moments of the zeta function, your explanations will be welcome.

If Freeman Dyson can explain life and the universe with the third moment being 42, The Reference Frame can also explain the multiverse and God because the fourth moment is 24024. I am not kidding you. Ask J.B. Conrey and S.M. Gonek for details.

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