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- H. Dubner and H. Nelson, "Seven consecutive primes in arithmetic progression," Math. Comp., 66 (1997) 1743--1749. MR 98a:11122
It is conjectured that there exist arbitrarily long sequences of consecutive primes in arithmetic progression. In 1967, the first such sequence of 6 consecutive primes in arithmetic progression was found. Searching for 7 consecutive primes in arithmetic progression is difficult because it is necessary that a prescribed set of at least 1254 numbers between the first and last prime all be composite. This article describes the search theory and methods, and lists the only known example of 7 consecutive primes in arithmetic progression.