That figures: Professor who had to work at Subway dazzles world of maths after solving centuries-old prime number riddle

(Phys.org) —Mathematician Yitang Zhang of the University of New Hampshire, appears to have taken a major step in solving the twin prime conjecture. He's come up with a mathematical proof that shows that the number of pairs of prime numbers that exist that are less than 70 million units apart is infinite. His proof is currently under review for publication in the journal Annals of Mathematics.

That figures: Professor who had to work at Subway dazzles world of maths after solving centuries-old prime number riddle

A university professor who was forced to work at Subway when he couldn't find a job as an academic has solved a prime number riddle that has puzzled the best mathematical brains for centuries.    

Tue 21 May 13 from The Independent

'Former Subway worker' close to solving mathematics' mystery of the Twin Prime Conjecture

Maths classes teach us what prime numbers are from an early age.    

Tue 21 May 13 from The Independent

Unknown Mathematician Proves Surprising Property of Prime Numbers

An unknown mathematician, Yitang Zhang, has revolutionized his field and helped move forward a 2,000-year-old conjecture about prime numbers. His counterintuitive findings show that special ...

Mon 20 May 13 from Wired Science

Proof that an infinite number of primes are paired

A new proof brings mathematicians a step closer to solving one of number theory's most famously intractable problems    

Tue 14 May 13 from Newscientist

First proof that infinitely many prime numbers come in pairs

Mathematician claims breakthrough towards solving centuries-old problem.

Mon 13 May 13 from Nature News

Prime number breakthrough by unknown professor

A virtually unknown professor has taken a major step towards solving a numerical problem which has baffled the finest minds in mathematics for centuries.    

Wed 22 May 13 from Telegraph.co.uk Science

A Former Subway Worker Made a Breakthrough Discovery in Math

A completely unknown guy in the world of math has made a breakthrough discovery that will help us understand numbers better. Basically, a guy who once struggled to find a job and had to work ...

Mon 20 May 13 from Gizmodo

What is a Prime Number?

A prime number is an integer, or whole number, that can be divided evenly only by 1 and by itself.

Mon 20 May 13 from Livescience

Famous Prime Number Conjecture One Step Closer to Proof

The puzzle has been around since the 1800s when a mathematician noticed a strange trend in prime numbers.

Mon 20 May 13 from Livescience

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