Twin Primes Conjecture
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Posted by MilesCity.com Webmaster (+10002) 8 years ago
Astonishingly and unexpectedly, one of mathematics oldest problems, the "bounded gaps" theory of prime numbers has been proven.

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/
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Posted by Amorette Allison (+11812) 8 years ago
As I understand it, not quite solved but limits are in place. Which is still something, when the limits are like 70,000,000.
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Posted by MilesCity.com Webmaster (+10002) 8 years ago
Yes, I used the wrong word. Edited it from "solved" to "proven". I realized that when I read it again, but you beat me to it.
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Posted by MilesCity.com Webmaster (+10002) 7 years ago
CNet wrote:
This is a story about prime numbers and the man who took a giant step toward solving a puzzle that has vexed mathematicians for centuries. That man, Yitang "Tom" Zhang, was exiled to the Chinese countryside during Mao's Cultural Revolution as a teen and forced to quit his studies and perform hard labor. Later, after receiving advanced degrees in China and the US, he struggled to find an academic position and at one point worked behind the counter at a Subway sandwich shop.

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http://news.cnet.com/8301...rsistence/

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Posted by Kelly (+2717) 7 years ago
Awesome!
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