David Slowinski

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David Slowinski is a mathematician involved in prime numbers. His career highlights have included the discovery of several of the largest known Mersenne primes:[1]

  • 244497−1 (M27) on April 8 1979
  • 286243−1 (M28) on September 25 1982
  • 2132049−1 (M30) on September 19 1983
  • 2216091−1 (M31) on September 1 1985
  • 2756839−1 (M32) on February 17 1992
  • 2859433−1 (M33) on January 4 1994
  • 21257787−1 (M34) on September 3 1996

He has also written several textbooks on the subject.

Slowinski was a software engineer for Cray Research.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Large Prime Number Found by SGI/Cray Supercomputer
  2. ^ "Slowinski, a software engineer for Cray Research Inc. in Chippewa Falls, discovered the number at 11:36 a.m. Monday. [i.e. 1983 September 19]" Jim Higgins, "Elusive numeral's number is up" and "Scientist finds big number" in The Milwaukee Sentinel - Sep 24, 1983, p. 1, p. 11 [retrieved 2012-10-23]

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