Breaking Records with Mathematica

Richard Crandall
Perfectly Scientific, Inc.

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Richard Crandall

The lecturer will describe how computational "records" have recently been broken through Mathematica protoyping and direct Mathematica processing. Such records include: the discovery of the currently largest known explicit prime number, the resolution of the massive number called F22, other results in computational number theory, high-dimensional integration, and high-precision analysis.

Richard Crandall, noted author, computationalist, and lecturer, holds the position of Distinguished Scientist at Apple Computer, having previously been Chief Scientist at NeXT Software. His research specialty is interdisciplinary computation, ranging from cryptography to graphics to computational physics.