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<p>In this excellent talk the mathematician <a href="http://people.maths.ox.ac.uk/neale/">Vicky Neale</a> gives a fascinating and easy-to-follow introduction to the prime numbers — from a thorough description of what they are, via the ancient proof that there are infinitely many, to the prime number theorem, the twin prime conjecture and more. By the end of this talk you hopefully agree with us, and Vicky, that the world would be a very boring place without primes.</p><p><a href="https://plus.maths.org/content/seven-things-you-need-know-about-prime-numbers" target="_blank">read more</a></p>https://plus.maths.org/content/seven-things-you-need-know-about-prime-numbers#commentscreativityFP-top-storynumber theoryprime numberprime number distributiontwin prime conjectureUniversity of CambridgeTue, 04 Aug 2015 12:55:51 +0000mf3446412 at https://plus.maths.org/contentFind the gap
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<p>There's been progress on one of the biggest open problems in maths: the twin prime conjecture.</p>
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<p>When <a href="http://www.magd.ox.ac.uk/member-of-staff/james-maynard/">James Maynard</a> gave his talk at the <a href="http://www.bmc-bamc.org.uk">British (Applied)
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expectation in the room — and no seats left as so many mathematicians
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problems in maths, but also is
this problem really easy to understand, even if
you are not a mathematician.<p><a href="https://plus.maths.org/content/find-gap" target="_blank">read more</a></p>https://plus.maths.org/content/find-gap#commentsBMC2015Goldbach Conjecturenumber theoryprime numbertwin prime conjectureThu, 09 Apr 2015 13:24:26 +0000mf3446346 at https://plus.maths.org/contentFrom 70 million to just 600...
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<p>This year has seen a flurry of results as mathematicians hunt down the elusive proof of the twin prime conjecture. Will they get their wish for Christmas this year?</p>
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<p>This year has seen a flurry of results as mathematicians hunt down the elusive proof of the twin prime conjecture.
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<p>Agreeing to pay £50,000 for something worth £2 wouldn't win you any haggling competitions. In mathematics, however, a similar result can bring you international acclaim. This is the case with recent progress towards the famous twin prime conjecture.</p>
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<p>Agreeing to pay £50,000 for something worth £2 wouldn't win you any haggling competitions. In mathematics, however, a similar result can bring you international acclaim. Mathematics can be a lot like haggling: if you can't get the answer you want, you try to get as close as possible. In the case of the famous <em>twin prime conjecture</em> the answer you want is 2. Recent results claim to have managed just over 50,000, but they are causing quite a stir.
That's because the gap between 2 and 50,000 is a whole lot smaller than the gap between 50,000 and infinity. </p><p><a href="https://plus.maths.org/content/twins-move-within-reach" target="_blank">read more</a></p>https://plus.maths.org/content/twins-move-within-reach#commentsnumber theoryprime numbertwin prime conjectureTue, 25 Jun 2013 09:56:49 +0000mf3445914 at https://plus.maths.org/contentElusive twins
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A major advance towards the twin prime conjecture </div>
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<p>How many twins are there?</p><p><a href="https://plus.maths.org/content/elusive-twins" target="_blank">read more</a></p>https://plus.maths.org/content/elusive-twins#commentsnumber theoryprime numbertwin prime conjectureWed, 01 Jun 2005 23:00:00 +0000plusadmin2575 at https://plus.maths.org/contentMind the gap
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Can Dan Goldston and Cem Yalcin Yildrim repair the hole in their proof to make the biggest breakthrough in prime number theory for 80 years? </div>
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<p>Mathematicians are holding their breath. Can Dan Goldston and Cem Yalcin Yildrim repair the hole in their proof to make the biggest breakthrough in prime number theory for 80 years?</p><p><a href="https://plus.maths.org/content/mind-gap" target="_blank">read more</a></p>https://plus.maths.org/content/mind-gap#commentsClay Institute Millennium Prize Problemsmathematics in the mediaprime numberRiemann hypothesistwin prime conjectureMon, 12 May 2003 23:00:00 +0000plusadmin2720 at https://plus.maths.org/contentMathematical mysteries: twin primes
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<p>We know there is infinitely many primes, but are there infinitely many twin primes?</p>
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<p>Prime numbers are a rich and ancient source of mathematical mystery. It has been known for over 2000 years that there are an infinite number of them.</p>
<p>This issue's mathematical mystery concerns pairs of prime numbers called <em>twin primes</em>. A pair of prime numbers are twins if they differ by 2. If you look at a list of the first 50 primes you'll see that it contains 16 twin prime pairs:</p><p><a href="https://plus.maths.org/content/mathematical-mysteries-twin-primes" target="_blank">read more</a></p>https://plus.maths.org/content/mathematical-mysteries-twin-primes#comments4Mathematical mysteriesprime numbertwin prime conjectureThu, 01 Jan 1998 00:00:00 +0000plusadmin4761 at https://plus.maths.org/content