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"WarrenS" <warren.wds@...> wrote:
> Allegedly Yitang Zhang proved there are infinitely many
> pairs of primes that are less than 70 million units apart:
> The Zhang result is to be published in Annals of Maths and
> would seem an absolutely fantastic breakthrough.
That was my reaction.
> And Harald A. Helfgott gives a long proof every odd number N > 5
> is the sum of three primes (this was already long known to be true
> except for a computable finite set of possible exceptions):
This is indeed cleaning up on previous breakthroughs,
but very welcome, nonetheless.
As Terence Tao had said, and I had here echoed:
> Busy day in number theory