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Topic: First Proof That Infinitely Many Prime Numbers Come in Pairs
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Phil Carmody

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Re: First Proof That Infinitely Many Prime Numbers Come in Pairs
Posted: May 23, 2013 5:59 AM
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Aatu Koskensilta <> writes:
> writes:
> > Some years ago there was something in Scientific American about
> > the difficulty of factoring large primes.

> I once read it somewhere that factoring large primes is what is known
> as an NP ("Non-Polynomial") complete problem.

My recollection is that it was Bill Gate in /The Road Ahead/ who
first mentioned how important an advance it would be if we could
factor large primes.

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