January 4, 1954 |
|Institutions||San Jose State University|
|Alma mater||UC Berkeley|
|Thesis||Large differences between consecutive prime numbers (1981)|
|Doctoral advisor||Russell Lehman|
|Known for||GPY theorem in number theory|
|Notable awards||Cole Prize (2014)|
Daniel Alan Goldston (born January 4, 1954 in Oakland, California) is an American mathematician who specializes in number theory. He is currently a professor of mathematics at San Jose State University. He has an Erdős number of 2.
where denotes the nth prime number. In other words, for every , there exist infinitely many pairs of consecutive primes and which are closer to each other than the average distance between consecutive primes by a factor of , i.e., .