20201021, 09:23  #1 
Oct 2020
Terre Haute, IN
11^{2} Posts 
Who is actually credited with "discovering" a new prime number?
Given the number of contributors whose efforts are involved in finding new primes, which contributor at which stage would be considered the "discoverer"? This article is what got me wondering:
https://www.mathnasium.com/httpsgiz...0to%20humanity. 
20201021, 09:49  #2  
Einyen
Dec 2003
Denmark
2^{3}·3^{2}·47 Posts 
From the last prime press release:
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20201021, 10:58  #3 
"Viliam Furík"
Jul 2018
Martin, Slovakia
1413_{8} Posts 
From the link in the post #1: "It was discovered as part of the Great Internet Mersenne Prime Search (GIMPS), a group that does exactly what its name implies."
Which name? 
20201021, 12:43  #4 
6809 > 6502
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Aug 2003
101×103 Posts
10100111011110_{2} Posts 
Other teams searching for Mersenne Primes also gave credit to the team, even if one of them was the first to look at the print out or was the only one running the machine at that moment.

20201208, 11:35  #5  
Feb 2008
Meath, Ireland
183_{10} Posts 
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