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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.

07cb89eaf0e079f4e3d8fb3405811d1c1
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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