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

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According to Gauss, "There have been only three epoch-making mathematicians: Archimedes, Newton, and Eisenstein." Why have so few heard of the latter? Perhaps because Ferdinand Eisenstein died at the age of 29.


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