A new prime number has been found!

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Message 1910848 - Posted: 5 Jan 2018, 18:07:52 UTC

I know that this is mathematics and not science, but congrats to the people involved in finding the largest prime number! Fivethirtyeight ran an article, and subtly gave S@H some press as well:

https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/we-have-a-new-prime-number-and-its-23-million-digits-long/
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Message 1911168 - Posted: 6 Jan 2018, 17:55:04 UTC - in response to Message 1910848.  

Mathematics is science. In fact, it is the mother of physics, chemistry and astronomy.
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Message 1911180 - Posted: 6 Jan 2018, 18:20:34 UTC

Still waiting for some quantum computers that would do the same task in virtually no time at all.
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