Cole Prize in number theory is awarded every three years by the American Mathematical Society. It has been recently
announced that this prize in 2014 will be shared by Yitang Zhang, Daniel Golston, Janos Pintz and Yalçın Yıldırım for their outstanding contributions
to the twin prime problem.
The twin prime conjecture is one of the famous open problems in mathematics and certainly the oldest, maybe 22 centuries old. It is also accessible to
non mathematicians. I will talk about the contributions of the Cole prize winners. All you need to know to follow my talk, is how to multiply and divide whole numbers!
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