Tag Archives: Euclid

Hirst prize and lecture

Yesterday the London Mathematical Society held a meeting in St Andrews to celebrate the award of the inaugural Hirst Prize to my colleagues John O’Connor and Edmund Robertson. The prize is named after Thomas A. Hirst, 5th president of the … Continue reading

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A prime problem

Euclid’s proof that the set of primes is infinite is well known. Given primes p1, … pk, let N = p1…pk+1. Then no prime factor of N is in the list p1, … pk. Some years ago, Steve Donkin set a challenge … Continue reading

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