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

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Paul Dirac predicted antimatter and won a Nobel Prize in 1933 (a prime). Carl Anderson detected antimatter and won a Nobel Prize three years later. Both men were age 31 when they won the Nobel Prize, and they tie for being the youngest Nobel laureates. [McCranie]


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