Friday, January 06, 2006

In my Prime

Having watched the film Pi (a "mathematical thriller") over break, I am in a mathematical mind. For any of you mathematicians who could use and extra $100,000, check out the Great Internet Mersenne Prime Search . The longest known prime number discovered just last month is 9.1 million digits. The first person to discover a "Mersenne" prime number over 10 million digits long will win the $100,000 top prize. Good luck!

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

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