Tuesday January 19, 2016

Mathematicians Find Biggest Prime Number Ever

Not only is this the biggest prime number ever, it smashes the previous record by five million digits. eek!

This mathematical monster was discovered by Curtis Cooper at the University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg as part of the Great Internet Mersenne Prime Search (GIMPS), a collaborative effort to find new primes by pooling computing power online. It has 22,338,618 digits in total.