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## #1 2013-02-09 00:35:25

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### New 17-million-digit Mersenne prime discovered

A new prime number has been discovered this week by GIMPS:

It is now the largest known prime, a whopping 17-million-digit Mersenne prime.

http://z13.invisionfree.com/SAKE/index. … wtopic=258

## #2 2013-02-09 00:44:34

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### Re: New 17-million-digit Mersenne prime discovered

Hi;

Ooooh that is a big number!

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.
All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof.

## #3 2013-02-09 01:43:10

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### Re: New 17-million-digit Mersenne prime discovered

Hi Sophie

Has the discoverer received any prize (cash or other)?

The limit operator is just an excuse for doing something you know you can't.
“It's the subject that nobody knows anything about that we can all talk about!” ― Richard Feynman
“Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most.” ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment

## #4 2013-03-25 23:26:26

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### Re: New 17-million-digit Mersenne prime discovered

I do believe that they offer a 5000\$ prize to the dicsoverer.

I have discovered a truly marvellous signature, which this margin is too narrow to contain. -Fermat
Give me a lever long enough and a fulcrum on which to place it, and I shall move the world. -Archimedes
Young man, in mathematics you don't understand things. You just get used to them. - Neumann

## #5 2013-03-25 23:51:29

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### Re: New 17-million-digit Mersenne prime discovered

The latex in the OP's post has gone out. I hope that is not a problem with the site.

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.
All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof.

## #6 2013-03-26 00:03:26

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### Re: New 17-million-digit Mersenne prime discovered

I think it is. MIF said that the LaTeX cache is the problem. Maybe we should try asking him to manually delete the broken LaTeX from the cache?

The limit operator is just an excuse for doing something you know you can't.
“It's the subject that nobody knows anything about that we can all talk about!” ― Richard Feynman
“Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most.” ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment

## #7 2013-03-26 00:05:08

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### Re: New 17-million-digit Mersenne prime discovered

I have fixed her latexing problems.

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.
All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof.

## #8 2013-03-26 00:06:53

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### Re: New 17-million-digit Mersenne prime discovered

According to NewScientist, Cooper will recieve \$3000.

I have discovered a truly marvellous signature, which this margin is too narrow to contain. -Fermat
Give me a lever long enough and a fulcrum on which to place it, and I shall move the world. -Archimedes
Young man, in mathematics you don't understand things. You just get used to them. - Neumann