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Fwd: Mersenne: 40th Mersenne Prime verified and word is getting out

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  • Chris Caldwell
    ... (Chris adds: and yes, Shafer has the wrong ranking on my prime pages--not sure why--I have lots to update...)
    Message 1 of 1 , Dec 2, 2003
      >Date: Tue, 02 Dec 2003 13:01:48 -0500
      >From: George Woltman <woltman@...>
      >Subject: Mersenne: 40th Mersenne Prime verified and word is getting out
      >
      >Hi all,
      >
      >Michael Shafer discovered the 40th known Mersenne prime, 2^20996011-1.
      >Congratulations Michael. This prime is over 6.3 million digits, beating
      >the previous world record prime by over 2 million digits.
      >
      >Scott has handed out the press release and already the first online article
      >of the discovery has appeared:
      >
      >http://www.newscientist.com/news/news.jsp?id=ns99994438
      >
      >You can also read Scott's press release http://www.mersenne.org/20996011.htm
      >
      >I'll try to add more links to the http://mersenne.org web page as they become
      >available.
      >
      >Well done everyone,
      >George

      (Chris adds: and yes, Shafer has the wrong ranking on my prime pages--not sure why--I
      have lots to update...)
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