## Tuesday, January 16, 2007

### Latest, Greatest Twins in Their Prime

The Twin Internet Prime Search and PrimeGrid distributed computation projects have recently discovered the largest known twin primes, which is a pair of prime numbers separated by two. The pair discovered on January 15th are $2,003,663,613 \times 2^{195,000} ± 1$. The two primes are 58,711 digits long. The discoverer was Eric Vautier from France.