Mathematician:Bryant Tuckerman

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Mathematician

American mathematician who discovered, on March $4$th, $1971$, the $24$th Mersenne prime: $2^{19 \, 937} - 1$.


Nationality

American


History

  • Born: November 28, 1915
  • Died: May 19, 2002


Theorems and Inventions

  • Published a proof in $1968$ that an odd perfect number has to be greater than $10^{36}$.


Publications

  • 1968: Odd Perfect Numbers: A Search Procedure, and a New Lower Bound of $10^{36}$ (Not. Amer. Math. Soc. Vol. 15: 226)