com)-- Todd Gooch, scientist and

number theorist, says he has given the first working formula for a series of the prime numbers.

As a

number theorist by training, I have always struggled with convincing students to work on esoteric mathematics.

It is really, really bizarre," says Stanford University

number theorist Robert Lemke Oliver, who, with Stanford

number theorist Kannan Soundararajan, discovered this prime predilection.

tid=67095) Andrew Wiles - a British

number theorist who became captivated by the problem as a schoolboy - cracked the theorem, using, in the process, new tools that have since allowed researchers to make significant advances in their effort to unify disparate branches of mathematics.

The famous

number theorist, Paul Erdos was reported to have been convinced that the prize was equally likely to be behind either door until he was shown a computer simulation demonstrating the correct solution.

As though symbolically planting something of the mathematical spirit of the academic hub Gottingen in the soil of Mandate Palestine, the great

number theorist Edmund Landau, visited Jerusalem before his abbreviated life of exile, speaking at the festivities celebrating the newly constituted Hebrew University.

The scientists in general and

number theorist in particular have been thinking since the establishment of the conjectures to get the formal proof of them.

HE IS CURRENTLY EXHIBITING THREE NEW WORKS INSPIRED BY A SERIES OF DISCUSSIONS WITH HARVARD

NUMBER THEORIST BENEDICT GROSS AT LE LABORATOIRE, A GALLERY SPACE IN CENTRAL PARIS DEDICATED TO ARTIST/SCIENTIST COLLABORATIONS.

In 1991, American-Romanian

number theorist Florentin Smarandache introduced hundreds of interesting sequences and arithmetical functions, and presented 105 unsolved arithmetical problems and conjectures about these sequences and functions in book [1].

The goal of every

number theorist and every tabla player," he explains, "is to combine these patterns, carefully and creatively, so that they flow as a sequence of ideas, tell a story, and form a complete and beautiful piece.

Then, in 1976, George Andrews, a

number theorist at Pennsylvania State University in State College, made an unexpected discovery.

It is a lovely result and gives the field of algorithmic number theory a shot in the arm," says

number theorist Carl Pomerance of Bell Laboratories in Murray Hill, N.