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Old 2005-03-23, 20:48   #1
Jeff Gilchrist
 
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Default Ramanujan math puzzle cracked at last

FYI:
http://www.newscientist.com/article.ns?id=dn7180

Nothing on Mahlburg's web site yet, but hopefully he will add the link to the paper once its published: http://www.math.wisc.edu/~mahlburg/

A bit more news here as well:
http://www.math.wisc.edu/~mahlburg/Press.html

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Old 2005-03-24, 02:31   #2
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Jeff Gilchrist
FYI:
http://www.newscientist.com/article.ns?id=dn7180

Nothing on Mahlburg's web site yet, but hopefully he will add the link to the paper once its published: http://www.math.wisc.edu/~mahlburg/

A bit more news here as well:
http://www.math.wisc.edu/~mahlburg/Press.html
The result has received more hype than it deserves. (IMO)

It was a fairly important problem in combinatorics, but not at all a major
problem in number theory. It just extends known divisibility properties of
partition numbers (previously known to p=11) to all primes.

Mathematicians judge the importance of results by their repercussions to
other problems. This one doesn't have major impact elsewhere. Of course,
the *techniques* used to solve it might be applicable elsewhere. I do not
know enough to say.

But it is still a nice piece of work.
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