June 16, 2013

Watching the bound shrink

I have always been impressed with the polymath project. Now they are improving Zhang's new bound on the twin prime conjecture. Here is a plot of progress so far:

Not sure one can make any conclusion other than it is awesome to follow it. The behaviour seems to be a bit of punctuated equilibrium, with "experimental" bounds branching off from the lead bound. It will be fun to see where it is going.

Posted by Anders3 at June 16, 2013 10:34 PM