Michael Somos

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Michael Somos is an American mathematician, who was a visiting scholar in the Georgetown University Mathematics and Statistics department for four years and is currently an affiliate researcher in that department. In the late eighties he proposed a conjecture about certain polynomial recurrences, now called Somos sequences,[1] that surprisingly in some cases contain only integers. Somos' quadratic recurrence constant is also named after him.


  1. ^ Jim Propp (2006-08-08). "The Somos Sequence Site". University of Massachusetts Lowell. Retrieved 2009-10-13.


  • Michael Somos and Robert Haas, "A Linked Pair of Sequences Implies the Primes Are Infinite", The American Mathematical Monthly, volume 110, number 6 (June – July, 2003), pp. 539–540

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