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The Biggest Known Prime Number

Thursday, August 1, 2019
10:30am – 11:30am

Storrs Campus
Mont 214

Speaker: Keith Conrad Abstract: Since there are infinitely many prime numbers, there is no biggest prime. But there is always a biggest known prime, currently over 24 million digits. It belongs to a family of primes called Mersenne primes. The talk will discuss the history of Mersenne primes and how their primality is checked.

Contact:

Keith Conrad

Mathematics REU (primary), UConn Master Calendar

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