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As old as Euclid, prime numbers have recently started to yield their secrets. Mathematicians from California to India and elsewhere have shown us that primes regularly fall into strict patterns, they display unusual "clumping," and they are computationally easy to detect. While many mysteries remain, it does seem that this first decade of the new millennium is indeed a prime time for primes.

Carl Pomerance received his B.A. from Brown University in 1966 and his Ph.D. from Harvard University in 1972 under the direction of John Tate. Currently he is a mathematics professor at Dartmouth College, after previous positions at the University of Georgia and Bell Labs. A number theorist, Pomerance specializes in analytic, combinatorial, and computational number theory, with applications in the field of cryptology. He considers the late Paul Erdos as his greatest influence. Carl Pomerance received numerous awards for his research, writing, and teaching, and is currently the First Vice President of the Mathematical Association of America.How to get to Santa Clara University:

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