Infinite number of primes are paired, new proof shows

05/14/2013 | New Scientist

A mathematician from the University of New Hampshire has come up with a proof to show that an infinite number of primes are paired. Yitang Zhang's proof shows the near-neighbor of the primes, however, may be up to 70 million numbers away. "These values are very rough. I think to reduce them to less than 1 million or even smaller is very possible," he said.

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