TED: Adam Spencer – Monster Prime Numbers

Take 17 minutes out of your day and watch Adam Spencer talk about the largest known prime (found in January of 2013). Amazingly engaging.


They’re millions of digits long, and it takes an army of mathematicians and machines to hunt them down — what’s not to love about monster primes? Adam Spencer, comedian and lifelong math geek, shares his passion for these odd numbers, and for the mysterious magic of math.

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