Latest Number theorists Stories

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.

Philosopher Suggests Stripped Down Approach To Fermat’s Last Theorem
2013-03-04 19:30:08

In 1637, the French lawyer and part-time mathematician Pierre de Fermat put forward a simple and elegant numerical riddle that would puzzle and confound math geeks for 358 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.

Old Math Sheds New Light On Black Holes
2012-12-17 21:26:00

A professor has shown a math icon’s century-old writings might lead to a better understanding of the properties of black holes.

2011-01-20 15:13:35

For centuries, some of the greatest names in math have tried to make sense of partition numbers, the basis for adding and counting.

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.

2008-07-26 00:00:27

By BILL STONE Theatre Writer NEXT month the world-renowned company Complicite returns to the Theatre Royal with their latest production, A Disappearing Number.

2007-03-13 15:00:22

By MARK JOHNSON Two number theorists from the University of Wisconsin-Madison were flying above the clouds on their way to a conference in the summer of 2005, and halfway between Detroit and Manchester, N.H., a more than 80-year-old mathematical mystery unraveled.

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