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GIMPS has discovered a new largest known prime number: 282589933-1 (24,862,048 digits)

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Ben Johnston is known for composing music based on a flexible tuning system that derives pitches from as high as the 31-limit. The "prime limit" of an interval or chord in just intonation is the largest prime number in its factorization.


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