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. http://www.ted.com/talks/adam_spencer_why_i_fell_in_love_with_monster_prime_numbers.html 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 […]