# Mathematician:Richard Peirce Brent

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## Mathematician

Australian mathematician and computer scientist, whose research interests include number theory (in particular factorisation), random number generators, computer architecture, and analysis of algorithms.

Australia

## History

• Born: 20 April 1946, Melbourne

## Publications

• 1973: Algorithms for Minimization without Derivatives
• 1976: Tables Concerning Irregularities in the Distribution of Primes and Twin Primes to $10^{11}$