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2008-09-16, 05:50   #705
jinydu

Dec 2003
Hopefully Near M48

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I knew that. I had been clinging onto a fading hope that the press would get those things done today.

2008-09-16, 06:18   #706
jasong

"Jason Goatcher"
Mar 2005

5×701 Posts

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 Originally Posted by jinydu I knew that. I had been clinging onto a fading hope that the press would get those things done today.
Do we know who's going to make the announcement? (So I can actively look for the article)

2008-09-16, 06:26   #707
jrk

May 2008

3×5×73 Posts

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 Originally Posted by jasong Do we know who's going to make the announcement? (So I can actively look for the article)
George said that they're interested in getting it to the AP first.

 2008-09-16, 12:29 #708 PatrickSchmeer     Nov 2006 Saarbruecken, Germany 11001102 Posts M45 and M46 finally announced 2^43112609-1 (12978189 digits) was found on August 23rd and 2^37156667-1 (11185272 digits) on September 6th. Check out: http://www.mersenne.org
 2008-09-16, 12:56 #709 T.Rex     Feb 2004 France 91110 Posts Naming of new primes So: 2^37156667-1 is candidate to be M45. 2^43112609-1 is candidate to be M46. Till we have checked all exponents before, for sure... And Chris has not yet updated his page ! Tony
2008-09-16, 13:12   #710
R.D. Silverman

Nov 2003

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 Originally Posted by T.Rex So: 2^37156667-1 is candidate to be M45. 2^43112609-1 is candidate to be M46. Till we have checked all exponents before, for sure... And Chris has not yet updated his page ! Tony
It would be nice, from a mathematical point of view, if GIMPS were to
stop looking for NEW primes (now that we have a prime > 10M digits)
and instead were to work on filling in the GAPS.

Also, these primes are quite interesting from a mathematical point of view.

Before revealing what makes these two so interesting, I will give others
a chance to suggest the reason.

 2008-09-16, 13:13 #711 Prime95 P90 years forever!     Aug 2002 Yeehaw, FL 155648 Posts Congratulations and thanks to everyone!!!! GIMPS is a group effort. While a few lucky discoverers get the glory, they couldn't have done it without all the hard work put in by the rest of you. You are hereby ordered to have a celebratory drink tonight. Thanks too for your patience during the verification and announcement process.
 2008-09-16, 13:30 #712 akruppa     "Nancy" Aug 2002 Alexandria 2,467 Posts Not unexpectedly, they are not a part of a twin prime pair and don't disprove the NMC. 5^2*859 | 2^37156667-3 297253337 | 2^37156667+1 191 | 2^43112609-3 86225219*5259738299*5949540043*12482997260297 | 2^43112609+1 Congrats everyone! Alex
 2008-09-16, 14:12 #713 Nelson     Apr 2008 Regensburg..^~^..PlzeĆ 10101012 Posts [quote=Prime95;142684]Congratulations and thanks to everyone!!!! <> You are hereby ordered to have a celebratory drink tonight. <> quote] Wilco! Haven't decided whether it will be Tomato Juice spiked with Tobasco or the Plzner Prazdroj in the fridge.
 2008-09-16, 15:21 #714 ixfd64 Bemusing Prompter     "Danny" Dec 2002 California 1000111100112 Posts Congratulations to everyone involved!
 2008-09-16, 15:29 #715 uigrad     Aug 2008 2×43 Posts I noticed that at Wikipedia, the August prime is listed as #47, and the September prime is #46. I suppose this is the way they'll always* be listed now. M46 is the lowest known prime with more than 10M digits, but M47 won the prize! *note: "always" is not the correct term, since new mersenne primes less than M47 may still be found.

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