Guest Column: Metro Rail Vs Automobile-The Economics of Premium Public Transport Pricing  |  International Edu News: What will education look like in future  |  Leadership Instincts: Advanced Leadership Initiative welcomes its most diverse group of fellows  |  International Edu News: Diet may influence risk of aggressive prostate cancer  |  Teacher Insights: Laurie Anderson to present Norton Lectures  |  Policy Indications: NEP 2020: Implementation Plan for School Education  |  National Edu News: Union Education Minister virtually interacts with KV students   |  Expert Counsel: The India Way  |  Science Innovations: DST Scientists find clue to anomalous behaviour of self-propelled fluctuations  |  Technology Inceptions: INSPIRE Faculty fellow’s engineering to produce heat-tolerant wheat varieties  |  National Edu News: Indians to soon have access to Chitra Flow Diverter stent  |  National Edu News: Sensitive Youth will Create New India: Smriti Zubin Irani  |  Education Information: Sports Ministry to name all upgraded sporting facilities after sportspersons  |  Finance: Elephant in the Room  |  Guest Column: Pandemic Effect on Education  |  
August 03, 2018 Friday 11:31:06 AM IST

The Longest Known Prime Number

Science Innovations

Mr. Pace discovered the new number as part of the Great Internet Mersenne Prime Search (GIMPS), a project started in 1996 to hunt for these massive numbers. This number is now discovered by performing a collaborative computational effort.

At over 23 million digits long, the new number has been given the name M77232917 for short. The search for large prime numbers is very enthusiastic. This search requires complicated computer networks.

It is nearly one million digits longer than the previous record holder, which was identified as part of the same project at the beginning of 2016.This new prime number is verified on four different computers and by using four different computer programmes.

The person who discovers a 100 million digit prime number will be awarded $150,000 by the Electronic Frontier Foundation for their efforts.


Comments