Pair of Large Twin Primes/Historical Note

From ProofWiki
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Historical Note on Pair of Large Twin Primes

David Wells reports in his Curious and Interesting Numbers of $1986$ that this pair of twin primes is the largest reported on by Richard K. Guy in his Unsolved Problems in Number Theory of $1981$.

It is reported that they were discovered by A.O.L. Atkin and N.W. Rickert in $1979$.

Apparently they also discovered the pair $694\,513\,810 \times 2^{2304} \pm 1$ at around the same time.