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Beals Conjecture Solution Million Dollar Prize
2013-06-06 12:38:18

Looking for a way to make $1 million? All you need to do is solve Beal's Conjecture, a math equation that has been boggling the minds of the world’s greatest mathematicians for over 20 years.

Largest Ever Marsenne Prime Number Discovered
2013-02-06 09:22:39

The largest known prime number was recently discovered on the computer of Curtis Cooper, a Great Internet Mersenne Prime Search (GIMPS) volunteer.

2011-10-13 10:13:48

In his 1989 book "The Emperor's New Mind", Roger Penrose commented on the limitations on human knowledge with a striking example: He conjectured that we would most likely never know whether a string of 10 consecutive 7s appears in the digital expansion of the number pi.

2011-03-21 08:20:00

BOCA RATON, Fla., March 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- You Can Count on Monsters, a creatively educational children's book that illustrates prime and composite numbers through colorful monsters-themed geometrical designs, has earned international acclaim and stellar sales since its January debut on NPR's Weekend Edition.

2009-09-22 08:19:16

Mathematicians from North America, Europe, Australia, and South America have resolved the first one trillion cases of an ancient mathematics problem.

2009-05-28 11:10:00

A 16-year-old in Sweden says when he first presented his solution to a 300-year-old mathematics formula, he was met with skepticism from his teachers.

2008-09-29 18:00:12

By - The Associated Press LOS ANGELES - Mathematicians at UCLA have discovered a 13- million-digit prime number, a long-sought milestone that makes them eligible for a $100,000 prize. The group found the 46th known Mersenne prime last month on a network of 75 computers running Windows XP.

2008-09-28 18:10:00

A team of mathematicians at University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) has discovered the world’s largest known prime number.

2006-01-04 07:23:26

Researchers at a Missouri university have identified the largest known prime number, officials said Tuesday.

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