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Third Time Proves Charm for Prime-Gap Theorem

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Science  27 May 2005:
Vol. 308, Issue 5726, pp. 1238
DOI: 10.1126/science.308.5726.1238

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Two years ago, a dramatic breakthrough in the theory of prime numbers was found to contain a fatal error. Now, its authors have unveiled a new proof of their breakthrough result, and this time experts say the proof is rock-solid.