Fwd: Mersenne: 40th Mersenne Prime verified and word is getting out
>Date: Tue, 02 Dec 2003 13:01:48 -0500(Chris adds: and yes, Shafer has the wrong ranking on my prime pages--not sure why--I
>From: George Woltman <woltman@...>
>Subject: Mersenne: 40th Mersenne Prime verified and word is getting out
>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:
>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
>Well done everyone,
have lots to update...)