Monthly Archives: January 2016

There’s a New Prime! And It Looks Like…Wait…What?

A new prime has been discovered. It’s really long. Over 22 million digits. And the number has just been sitting on a computer in the middle of Missouri unnoticed since September. But that’s not the crazy thing about it. The … Continue reading

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Today’s Post Is Brought To You By The Letter P

There is this joke that people like to make. It’s something about how real mathematicians don’t use numbers. It’s a little bit funny, and a lot true. As a number theorist, I, more so than anybody, should be using numbers, … Continue reading

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