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Old 2015-05-16, 22:18   #2
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Hendrik Lenstra jokingly encourages his students to solve such problems so that number theory will lose its value to cryptography and commercial companies and return to being an area of research where you only meet people who are passionate about the mathematics for its own sake.
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