November 24, 2013

Watching the bound shrink II

In June, I blogged about the shrinking of the bounds of the twin primes conjecture. Here is an update, in the light of the news of James Maynard's improvement of the bound. It is based on the data at polymath.

The main thing that stands out is that the rapid progress that was happening in June stalled over the summer. Over most of the fall relatively little happened - but now it looks like Maynard has rekindled activity (especially since he seems to have introduced a new approach).

No guarantee of the correctness of the graph itself; turning a wiki table into an array is surprisingly messy.

Posted by Anders3 at November 24, 2013 03:53 PM