The Mathematical Intelligencer

, Volume 39, Issue 1, pp 3–5 | Cite as

Expect at Most One Billionth of a New Fermat Prime!

  • Kent D. Boklan
  • John H. Conway


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceQueens College, City University of New YorkQueensUSA
  2. 2.Department of MathematicsPrinceton UniversityPrincetonUSA

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