20080726, 19:29  #1 
P90 years forever!
Aug 2002
Yeehaw, FL
3×13×197 Posts 
New largest prime number found
Contact Person: Seyed M. Ghaem Maghami
Tel: withheld Email: withheld Date: 27/7/2008 ANNOUNCMENT: UNBLIND LOVE UNION Project announced the amazing discovery of the largest prime number known. The new discovery brought to life a prime number with 167,225,526 digits, the new largest prime number starts with five and ends with seven. The previous largest prime had less than 10 million digits. Discovered by the project’s director and founder, Mr. Seyed M. Ghaem Maghami, on July 12th 2008 at 2:14 PM, the discovery was announced very quietly on July 24, 2008, at the project office of Unblind Love Union Project, currently located in Mr. Maghami home town, Arak, Iran. The discovery has surprised most researchers and research institutes since such a discovery takes a lot of resources and man power. The New Largest Prime is: {[(2411111111411111111)*(2^555511111)]  1}=(5.222044891117083)*10^167225525 “One important thing that I like to mention is about the methodology that I used for my discovery. I did not use the traditional methods known to number theorists. That’s why most researchers in the field would dismiss my discovery at first glance. I would like to ask all the researchers in this area to look at this amazing number and remember that compassion for humanity and less fortunate brings its own reward.” (Seyed M. Ghaem Maghami) Unblind Love Union Project is a private nonforprofit organization which aims to bring new hope for the blinds all over the world and has revealed some of the project’s new ideas to American Blind Association in United States. The new largest prime, after confirmation by other researchers, will win at least two prizes offered Electronic Frontier Foundation in United States, one for the first prime number with more than 10 million digits and another one for the first prime number with more than 100 million digits. 
20080726, 20:45  #2 
Oct 2002
3^{3} Posts 
For real? Verified?
Is this for real and verified yet? URL to announcement?

20080726, 21:01  #3 
Tribal Bullet
Oct 2004
3·1,181 Posts 

20080726, 21:10  #4 
Jun 2003
2×3×5×173 Posts 
The number has small factors (can't get much smaller than 3).

20080727, 11:05  #5 
Einyen
Dec 2003
Denmark
2×3×13×41 Posts 
Factors below 10^10: 3,23,79,2099,7890991
If I were to claim a new big prime, I would at least trialfactor quite abit first, and probably do some PRPtests. :) 
20080727, 14:23  #6  
Einyen
Dec 2003
Denmark
6176_{8} Posts 
Quote:
Last fiddled with by ATH on 20080727 at 14:24 

20080727, 17:13  #7  
"Jacob"
Sep 2006
Brussels, Belgium
2^{2}×439 Posts 
Quote:
digits in that number. The number of digits from the original mail is correct. As for the EFF prices they are not just for finding the huge primes but for the scientific work leading to them, so they are not as "easy" to claim as many think... Jacob 

20080727, 18:17  #8 
"Nancy"
Aug 2002
Alexandria
2,467 Posts 

20080727, 20:40  #9 
Bamboozled!
"𒉺𒌌𒇷𒆷𒀭"
May 2003
Down not across
11,027 Posts 

20080727, 21:29  #10 
P90 years forever!
Aug 2002
Yeehaw, FL
7683_{10} Posts 

20080728, 08:40  #11 
"Lucan"
Dec 2006
England
2·3·13·83 Posts 
Naive question:
If k*2^n  1 is prime, what does this tell us about k and n? 
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