# prime numbers

A simple, yet versatile, new design for chaotic oscillating circuitry inspired by prime numbers

May 30, 2019

Researchers at Tokyo Institute of Technology have found a simple, yet highly versatile, way to generate “chaotic signals”…

Xinwen Zhu discusses the unifying theory of mathematics

December 9, 2014

In 1994, British mathematician Andrew Wiles successfully developed a proof for Fermat’s last theorem—a proof that was once…

An old mathematical puzzle soon to be unraveled?

January 16, 2014

It is one the oldest mathematical problems in the world. Several centuries ago, the twin primes conjecture was…

Cicada 3301: the mystery keeping cryptologists awake at night

January 2, 2014

Ciphers, conspiracies, secret societies, the dark web – intrigued yet? Of course you are! As curious animals, there…

Prime time for mathematicians

October 15, 2013

Just as there are infinitely many numbers, there are infinitely many prime numbers. These primes, divisible only by…

You wait ages for number theory results, then two come at once

June 3, 2013

In recent weeks, two truly major results have been announced in the realm of (analytic) number theory, namely…

Mathematician proves there are infinitely many pairs of prime numbers less than 70 million units apart

May 16, 2013

Mathematician Yitang Zhang of the University of New Hampshire, appears to have taken a major step in solving…

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