# Mathematician:Bryant Tuckerman

## Mathematician

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

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: p. 226)