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Old 2005-05-26, 11:44   #1
Chris Card
 
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Default Twin primes again

I just noticed this article in today's Guardian:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/internatio...492331,00.html

Can anyone expand on what the breakthrough is?

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Old 2005-05-26, 14:18   #2
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Lightbulb Interesting results.

See the following link for a basic description of Goldston's work.
Small gaps between consecutive primes

It seems that Goldston's (et al) claim was made in 2003, and a 'technical error' turned up.
The shame of it

Goldston claims that the error is now fixed.
Goldston's Mathpage

Here is the preprint of their paper.
Small Gaps between Primes Exist
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