$1+2+3.......$so on $ = -1/12.$ I have seen a few proofs of this result. And I hope most of you are familiar with them.

  • Why string theorist use this ambiguous result in string theory, when assigning a value to a divergent sum is not acceptable to many mathematician?
    • If this result is true; does it consolidate the belief that nature of ultimate reality cannot be perceivable by human mind.

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