A quick look at prime numbers

Since the time of the ancient Greeks, and probably long before then, we have been obsessed by prime numbers. In this article, David Lillis (2018) of the Royal Wellington Branch, discusses our fascination with prime numbers. What are prime numbers? How numerous are they? David discusses their history of discovery and theory, and finishes by talking about future work.

This article is presented here with the permission of the  New Zealand Science Review