Saturday, February 23, 2019

Primes Which Are Values of Cyclotomic Polynomials

In my continuing series of talks on work with Hester Graves on primes which are values of cyclotomic polynomials, I am giving a talk today at the MASON III conference at James Madison University. Here are the slides.

Saturday, January 19, 2019

Cyclotomic Goldbach

Last month, at the West Coast Number Theory conference in Chico, CA, I gave a talk on different versions of the classical Goldbach conjecture (and related it to the other Goldbach conjecture I've been talking about recently. Here are the slides.

Friday, April 06, 2018

Talking Again about Another Conjecture of Goldbach

Here are the slides for a talk I am giving tomorrow at the MASON conference in Towson, MD. They are almost identical to the slides for the talk I gave last month at the SERMON conference.

I did, however, get some excellent questions last month that have changed the way I think about the problem, so I hope to incorporate those insights into the talk itself.

Thursday, March 08, 2018

Another Conjecture of Goldbach

Here are the slides for a talk I am giving this weekend at the SERMON conference in Johnson City, TN. The basic question addressed is as follows.

Look at all numbers a such that a2+1 is prime. (The sequence starts 1, 2, 4, 6, 10... ) Goldbach conjectured that any number (other than 1) in that sequence is the sum of two previous numbers.  So 2=1+1, 4=2+2, 6=2+4, 10=4+6, etc. We verify this for a up to 2*1014 and explore how easy it is to find these sums. This is joint work with Hester Graves.

Saturday, October 29, 2016

Parallel Computation of Primes of the Form x2+1

Today I gave a talk on Parallel Computation of Primes of the Form x2+1 at Towson University, at the first MASON conference.
You can see my slides here.

I computed all such primes up to 6.25x1028.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

All My Reprints

Inspired by the availability of a reprint for my latest publication, I have updated my list of reprints. So 2 papers this year, but 6 in total over the past 20 years! I have two projects in the computations-in-progress-but-not-yet-written-up stage, so hopefully I'll end up somewhere between the two over the next few years.

Full Text of "Repeatedly Appending Any Digit to Generate Composite Numbers"

The American Mathematical Monthly recently e-mailed my co-authors and me a PDF copy of our article. The e-mail contained the line, "You may post it on and your personal website if you so choose." Very reasonable!

It is available at

So you can read it even if you don't otherwise have access to the Monthly, which Wikipedia tells me is the "most widely read mathematics journal in the world."