20171107, 01:18  #1 
Nov 2017
1 Posts 
A proof for the worlds largest prime
I have managed to come up with a proof in order to prove that infinitely many Messene's primes exist, because I have found a way to generate a select few of them. However, I want credit for them, so would anyone know where I should share my discoveries in order to publish it?

20171107, 02:31  #2 
"Serge"
Mar 2008
Phi(4,2^7658614+1)/2
2^{2}×5×491 Posts 
You could submit your discoveries straight to the Nobel prize committee.
Or you could publish them here. 
20171107, 03:21  #3  
"William"
May 2003
New Haven
4503_{8} Posts 
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My suggestion for how to overcome this wall of doubt is to post here three exponents for presently unknown Mersenne primes and an explanation of why you believe they are prime, After such a demonstration you will have your choice of many people eager to help you through the publishing process, and your claim will be solidly linked to your name because everybody that learns about it will be referred to that post. 

20171107, 05:06  #4  
Aug 2006
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For some reason, though, claimants usually get shy once asked for exponents. I mean, for all the miracle methods I've heard about I don't think a single one has provided a novel Mersenne exponent. 

20171107, 06:20  #5 
Jun 2003
23×233 Posts 

20171107, 07:08  #6 
"Serge"
Mar 2008
Phi(4,2^7658614+1)/2
23134_{8} Posts 
/frantically/ "Let it please please please not be about MM127 (and MMM127 etc...) again!"

20171107, 08:06  #7 
Aug 2006
3×1,993 Posts 
Sure. But if all you have is one, I'd be much more inclined to think you used Prime95 or similar software to discover it, then made up a backstory for the discovery. (Someone had to discover it, after all, and perhaps this is just that person  not a coincidence at all.) The sheer amount of effort (or luck) required to find three, though, would force me to seriously consider other alternatives.

20171107, 08:40  #8 
Oct 2017
++41
1111101_{2} Posts 
How about running a LL on one of your exponents first to prove your theory?

20171107, 08:43  #9  
Jun 2003
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20171107, 12:29  #10 
Apr 2012
Oh oh.
449 Posts 
Modal(Logic)Eric:
Here are some possible venues for you to explore and possibly revise your initial post: https://www.scottaaronson.com/blog/?p=304 Also, read up on `mathematical crankery` and determine if you fit any of the profiles. Once you have familiarized yourself with the above you can either choose to attempt to fake everyone out or (better option) attempt to provide some genuine and independently verifiable results. Everyone makes mistakes but making false and unsubstantiated claims is worse. By making such statements within this and similar forums you may be gently guided in the appropriate direction by certain forum members initially or you will be flayed and become a mockery. Choose wisely. 
20171107, 13:50  #11  
"Forget I exist"
Jul 2009
Dumbassville
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