Many international universities have posted on their websites an unprecedented study of an Egyptian scientist. Days will either prove that Dr. Rafee Kamouna is no less than Albert Einstein or just like many other scientists who failed in their pursuit to prove their point.
Dr. Rafee Ebrahim Kamouna, who is a De Montfort University (England) alumnus and whose Ph.D. thesis report is from Toulouse, France, claimed that he solved one of the seven millennium problems. It has to be accredited by relevant international organizations.
The expert claims to have solved the P vs NP problem (see box).
“The status of the paper was submitted to the Journal of the Association for Computing Machinery,” Kamouna told Saudi Gazette.
It was submitted on June 18, and the decision usually takes an average of four months, he said. “The paper has been on the site of Cornell University to conform its academic standards. This means the paper is of relevance and of interest to the scientific community. Moreover, nobody has discovered an error or a flaw in it,” he said.
Speaking to Saudi Gazette over phone from Al-Baha city where he works, the expert seemed very confident of his work. He, however, refused to divulge the “secret” of the solution.
He added that the other six millennium problems can be affected by his solution.
“I invite other computer scientists and mathematicians having the necessary background to examine my work,” said Dr. Kamouna.
The work is now being examined by the Association for Computing Machinery and is available at the site of Cornell University under the title “A Paradox Implies SAT is (NOT) NP-complete and ZFC is Inconsistent”.
“The paper is classified under “Computational Complexity” and “Logic in Computer Science,” he added.
In order to celebrate mathematics in the new millennium, the Clay Mathematics Institute of Cambridge, Massachusetts (CMI), has named seven millennium problems. The Scientific Advisory Board of CMI selected these problems, focusing on important classic questions that have resisted solution over the years. The Board of Directors of CMI allocated a $7-million-prize fund for the solution to these problems, with $1 million for each.
During the Millennium Meeting held on May 24, 2000, at the Collège de France, Timothy Gowers presented a lecture entitled The Importance of Mathematics, aimed for the general public, while John Tate and Michael Atiyah spoke on the problems. The CMI invited specialists to formulate each problem.
One hundred years earlier, on August 8, 1900, David Hilbert delivered his famous lecture about open mathematical problems at the second International Congress of Mathematicians in Paris.
This influenced our decision to announce the millennium problems as the central theme of a Paris meeting.
The problem tackled by Dr. Kamouna was the “P vs. NP” problem. He overturned the central theory of computer science which is “NP-completeness” and the inconsistency of mathematics which affects all mathematical problems not only those of the prize.
Dr. Kamouna is currently writing a book that will be entitled “Bi-Polarism Theory: The Death of Computer Science, The End of Mathematics, and The Birth of Logical Physics.”
“The relation between the syntax and semantics in (fuzzy logic programming) is the same as that of space and time in Einstein’s general relativity. To have a quantum theory of gravity is the outstanding problem in theoretical physics. It is the problem that eluded Einstein for decades,” the Egyptian scientist said.