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2015 Whitehead Prize

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Research Fellow James Maynard has been awarded a 2015 LMS Whitehead Prize for his spectacular results on gaps between prime numbers.  He simplified and extended the work of Zhang on bounded gaps between primes, then made the most substantial advance for 75 years on how large the gap between consecutive primes can be, in particular answering a 10,000 dollar conjecture of Erdős.