Arbitrarily long arithmetic progressions of primes

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tc...@lsa.umich.edu

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Apr 9, 2004, 10:11:31 AM4/9/04
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Ben Green and Terence Tao have posted a preprint on the ArXiv whose abstract
states: "We prove that there are arbitrarily long arithmetic progressions of
primes." http://arxiv.org/abs/math/0404188

This is a stunning result! Is this the first public announcement or did I
miss something?
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Tim Chow tchow-at-alum-dot-mit-dot-edu
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Terence Tao

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Apr 13, 2004, 1:30:02 PM4/13/04
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In article <4076af13$0$561$b45e...@senator-bedfellow.mit.edu>,

It is our first public announcement, yes. Given the track record for announcements for
well-known conjectures in number theory, it seems a low key approach is appropriate. :-)

Best,

Terry

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