Re: [PrimeNumbers] 100000 pupils verify 2^9689-1
- Thursday, April 01, 2004 12:16 PM [GMT+1=CET],
Jens Kruse Andersen <jens.k.a@...> escribió:
> 2^9689-1 is prime!Do danish turn fool today?
> This was first "proved" by computer in 1963. There has been
> controvercy since the 4 color theorem was allegedly proved with use
> of a computer. Many mathematicians still refuse to accept computer
> proofs. To their satisfaction, 2^9689-1 is now the largest prime
> which has been verified manually. It has not been verified whether it
> is the 21st Mersenne prime.
> The computation was performed by 100000 pupils in Danish schools and
> completed today.
Ignacio Larrosa Cañestro
A Coruña (España)
- Jud McCranie wrote:
> At 05:16 AM 4/1/2004, Jens Kruse Andersen wrote:And who should rather be trusted on April 1? ;-)
> >2^9689-1 is prime!
> >This was first "proved" by computer in 1963. There has been controvercy since
> >the 4 color theorem was allegedly proved with use of a computer. Many
> >mathematicians still refuse to accept computer proofs.
> I'd rather trust a computer instead of 100,000 students doing it
> manually... Quite a feat though.
Has anybody made a program which deliberately gave a bogus result on April 1?
A mean example would be GIMPS' prime95 report a prime on tests completing that
Jens Kruse Andersen