Prime Numbers and the Pursuit of Beauty


Excellent article in the New Yorker about a startling proof about Prime Numbers by Yitang Zhang that seemingly came out of nowhere:  The Pursuit of Beauty (New Yorker)

BADGING:  Read the article.  Write one paragraph explaining the mathematical discovery that Mr. Zhang made.  Write a second paragraph explaining why nobody expected this discovery to be made, and why nobody expected Mr. Zhang to be the one to make the discover.


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