Award: George Pólya
Year of Award: 1995
Publication Information: The College Mathematics Journal, Vol. 25, No. 4, (1994), pp. 280-290
Summary: A record of the biggest sizes of calculations on prime numbers reached so far.
About the Author: (from The College Mathematics Journal, Vol. 25, No. 4, (1994))
Paulo Ribenboim received his B.S. from the University of Brazil and his Ph.D. from the University of Sao Paulo. Professor Emeritus of Mathematics at Queen’s University, Ontario, he is widely known as a lively lecturer on algebra and number theory and has held academic positions in 11 countries. Recent appointments include the University of Paris, the Mathematics Institute at the University of Munich, and the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute at Berkeley. He enjoys travel, classical music, the arts, and fine food.