Status of the research on the Twin Primes Conjecture ?
- Hello list,
about every 6 months, I unearth my notes and
ideas about the demonstration of the TPC
and here comes that time of the year again...
In nov. 2009, I published this article :
where I described and analysed a wheel-based prime generator
and got encouraging results, but I was not satisfied by the
difficulty of proving certain key properties ("what if"s).
Since Steve Maddox published his own prime generator here
(just one year ago), I believe it is possible to create a more
straight-forward demonstration : his own version of the wheel
is equivalent to mine (basic properties and results still apply)
but his data organisation makes more key properties obvious so
the "what if"s disappear.
My questions are :
* What other demonstration paths are currently studied
and yielding successful results ? I hear/read that
it's constantly about to be definitely, undoubtedly
* Who would like to help me rebuild the demonstration
from the ground up in order to ensure that no flaw
remains ? (this time it will be in english)
* How to deal with the fact that, usually, I get uninterested or bad
feedback for my work because few people take the time
to understand (or even read) the text ? I always do my best to be
clear and explicit but anybody who doesn't "get" a
detail can pretend the method doesn't work. Where do
I stop trying to explain the basics ?
* Once the text of the demonstration is complete, what
do I do with it ? Since it's in english i can't publish
it in France. I'll put it on my website but so what ?