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The <i>Eternity</i> puzzle is back with a $2 million prize </div>
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<p>If you are into puzzles and would like to get rich, then the 28th of July 2007 is a date to mark in your diary.<p><a href="http://plus.maths.org/content/forever-rich" target="_blank">read more</a></p>http://plus.maths.org/content/forever-rich#commentscomputer sciencecomputer searcheternity gamegrid problemspacking problemsprobabilitypuzzleMon, 05 Feb 2007 00:00:00 +0000plusadmin2634 at http://plus.maths.org/contentPrize specimens
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Last October, two mathematicians won £1m when it was revealed that they were the first to solve the Eternity jigsaw puzzle. It had taken them six months and a generous helping of mathematical analysis. <b>Mark Wainwright</b> meets the pair and finds out how they did it. </div>
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<p>Alex Selby and Oliver Riordan, two mathematicians, with the help of a couple of computers, have shared a £1m prize by solving the "Eternity" puzzle. The puzzle was like an enormously difficult jigsaw. There were 209 pieces, all different, but all made from equilateral triangles and half-triangles, as in the example on the left.<p><a href="http://plus.maths.org/content/prize-specimens" target="_blank">read more</a></p>http://plus.maths.org/content/prize-specimens#comments13bayes theoremcomputer searcheternity gamegrid problemspacking problemsplane geometryprobabilitytilingMon, 01 Jan 2001 00:00:00 +0000plusadmin2175 at http://plus.maths.org/contentDiscovering new primes
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<p>You may think that searching for new prime numbers is a job for super-computers. However, on 13th November 1996, Frenchman Joel Armengaud discovered a new one using his humble PC.</p>
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<p>You may think that searching for new prime numbers is a job for super-computers. However, on 13th November 1996, Frenchman Joel Armengaud discovered a new one using his humble PC. He was taking part in the Great Internet Mersenne Prime Search (GIMPS), the brainchild of George Woltman, a computer programmer from Orlando, Florida.</p><p><a href="http://plus.maths.org/content/discovering-new-primes" target="_blank">read more</a></p>http://plus.maths.org/content/discovering-new-primes#commentscomputer searchGIMPSMersenne primeprime numberWed, 01 Jan 1997 00:00:00 +0000plusadmin2808 at http://plus.maths.org/content