# Scientists discover a 100-year-old math error, changing how humans see color

- Researchers identify a key math error in the theory of color perception.
- The theory was developed by famous scientists including Erwin Schrödinger.
- Correcting the error could lead to major improvements in numerous industries.

Scientists have corrected a significant math error in a theory used to describe human color perception for over 100 years. The mathematical paradigm containing the error was first developed by legends in math and physics – Bernhard Riemann, Hermann von Helmholtz, and the Nobel Prize winner Erwin Schrödinger.

Correcting this mistake in the modeling that is commonly utilized to describe how our eyes can tell one color from another could have important ramifications, leading to improvements in televisions, other devices reliant on image and video processing, the textile and paint manufacturers, as well as visualizations of scientific data.

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