
An old mathematical puzzle soon to be unraveled?
Posted:
Jan 17, 2014 9:43 AM


An old mathematical puzzle soon to be unraveled? > http://phys.org/news/201401mathematicalpuzzleunraveled.html#ajTabs
> How did this young 26yearold mathematician, newly graduated from > the University of Oxford, get there? Through his thesis work, he > found a way to improve and simplify Zhang's method, replacing a tool > that estimates the probability that a number is prime. "Yitang Zhang > and I started from the same point, but we took completely different > paths. The method I use is much simpler." So much so that his > research director, Andrew Granville, says "it could be taught in a > graduate course." > > Read more at: > http://phys.org/news/201401mathematicalpuzzleunraveled.html

