A Mathematical Discovery at UCLA

This news item will interest a select few. There has been a discovery at UCLA of a huge prime number:

“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…”

link: UCLA group discovers massive prime number

There may be more undiscovered prime numbers – but you knew that. Congratulations to the mathematicians at UCLA.

Catherine