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A Mathematical Breakthrough: Yitang Zhang and the Twin Prime Conjecture

PBS THIRTEEN's Counting From Infinity: Yitang Zhang and the Twin Prime Conjecture chronicles a string of mathematical discoveries that began with a solution to the Twin Prime Conjecture. In 2013, Yitang Zhang, Member (2014) in the School of Mathematics, submitted his paper "Small Gaps Between Primes," which set off a series of rapid developments around the twin prime problem. 

Zhang’s story is interwoven with a history of the Twin Prime Conjecture as told by several mathematicians, many of whom have wrestled with this challenging problem: former Members Daniel A. Goldston, Kannan Soundararajan, Andrew Granville, and James Maynard, Professor Peter Sarnak, and Professor Emeritus Enrico Bombieri

Counting From Infinity premiers on May 6, 2017 on THIRTEEN.

Date
May 01, 2017