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The Biggest Prime Number, So Far

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The Biggest Prime Number, So Far

The Biggest Prime Number, So Far

The Biggest Prime Number, So Far

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NPR's Mike Pesca talks to Michael Shafer, a 26-year-old chemical engineering graduate student who just discovered the largest prime number known to man.