• Adam Spencer is hunting monster prime numbers | Geek, Dad, Comedian, ABC guy

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    I am a Brainstormer, Educator/Teacher, Environmentalist, Parent, Performer, Philanthropist and Scientist who is passionate about the power of the human mind, especially with regards to mathematics and the broader sciences.

    I hunt monster prime numbers. There is no largest prime number. The primes keep going infinitely. But the largest prime number we've yet discovered, if printed out as a novel, would be about 6,000 pages long - and we know it is prime as surely as we know that the number 7 is prime. i think that is truly beautiful.

    Talk to me about anything about which you are truly passionate. i'll let you know if i'm bored

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    They're millions of digits long, and it takes an army of mathematicians and machines to hunt them down -- what's not to love about monster primes? Adam Spencer, comedian and lifelong math geek, shares his passion for these odd numbers, and for the mysterious magic of math.

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