Here we present the history of the largest known prime (by year). We list the records from before computers, then those with computers. We also discuss when ...
Miller and Wheeler discovered the prime 180(2 127 -1) 2 +1 in July 1951. That same week Ferrier announced the smaller prime: (2 148 -1)/17. Which was ...
one hundred seventy sextillion, one hundred forty one quintilliard, one hundred eighty three quintillion, four hundred sixty quadrilliard, four hundred sixty nine ...
List of all known Mersenne prime numbers along with the discoverer's name, dates of discovery and the method used to prove its primality.
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