A Grand Coding Challenge!
Nov 07, 2013
from 02:00 PM to 03:00 PM
|Where||Room 508, Roberts Building, UCL, Torrington Place, WC1E 7JE|
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UCL-Cisco Visiting Speaker Programme Talk
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The quest to discover a new largest known prime has been ongoing for centuries. Today's largest known prime is 17,425,170 digits long. Prizes of $150,000 and $250,000 are on offer to the first published proof of a discovery of a prime of at least 100 million and 1 billion digits respectively. What are some of the best ways to find a new world record-sized prime number? These and other prime questions will be explored by Landon Curt Noll.
Landon Curt Noll is the 'N' in the widely used FNV hash, and has held or co-held eight world records related to the discovery of large prime numbers. He is technical leader in Cisco's Data Group.
Knowledge of advanced mathematics is NOT required for this talk.