# Latest Number theorists Stories

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.

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.

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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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