Posted by (+10002) 8 years ago

Astonishingly and unexpectedly, one of mathematics oldest problems, the "bounded gaps" theory of prime numbers has been proven.

http://simonsfoundation.o...prime-gap/

http://www.slate.com/arti...mbers.html

http://blogs.smithsonianm...-problems/

Simons Foundation wrote:His paper shows that there is some number N smaller than 70 million such that there are infinitely many pairs of primes that differ by N. No matter how far you go into the deserts of the truly gargantuan prime numbers - no matter how sparse the primes become - you will keep finding prime pairs that differ by less than 70 million.

The result is "astounding," said Daniel Goldston, a number theorist at San Jose State University. "It's one of those problems you weren't sure people would ever be able to solve."

http://simonsfoundation.o...prime-gap/

http://www.slate.com/arti...mbers.html

http://blogs.smithsonianm...-problems/