Talk Abstract

K-tuples are sets of prime numbers. Further, prime constellations are k-tuples

that have primes as close together as possible. Prime numbers are positive

integers that have no factor except 1 and themselves. There are no negative

prime numbers. The first few prime numbers are 2, 3, and 5. The number 101

is prime. But the number 1001 is composite. The factors of 1001 are 7, 11, and 13.

There are infinitely many prime numbers. So, there is no largest prime number.

However, as of October, 2023, the largest prime number known to human kind is

the 51st known Mersenne prime number. Mersenne prime numbers have the form

2^n-1. The largest one currently known is 2^(282,589,933)-1. That number has

24,862,048 digits. So more than 24 million digits. The Great Internet Mersenne

Prime Search (GIMPS) project has been going since 1996. You can also download

software and join the search for a larger prime number. Do it for the sport of it.

You could be a prime number hunter.

that have primes as close together as possible. Prime numbers are positive

integers that have no factor except 1 and themselves. There are no negative

prime numbers. The first few prime numbers are 2, 3, and 5. The number 101

is prime. But the number 1001 is composite. The factors of 1001 are 7, 11, and 13.

There are infinitely many prime numbers. So, there is no largest prime number.

However, as of October, 2023, the largest prime number known to human kind is

the 51st known Mersenne prime number. Mersenne prime numbers have the form

2^n-1. The largest one currently known is 2^(282,589,933)-1. That number has

24,862,048 digits. So more than 24 million digits. The Great Internet Mersenne

Prime Search (GIMPS) project has been going since 1996. You can also download

software and join the search for a larger prime number. Do it for the sport of it.

You could be a prime number hunter.

Talk Subject

Number Theory

Time Slot

2023-11-11T14:40:00

Room Number

1