Edson Smith

Computing Resource Manager
UCLA Department of Mathematics
6105 Math Sciences
P.O. Box 951555
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1555

Vox:  (310) 825-8861
Fax:  (310) 206-6673


In August of 2008, a new Mersenne Prime number was discovered on one of the computers belonging to the UCLA Mathematics Department's Program in Computing (PIC).  This number turns out to be the World's Largest known prime number, and the discovery has generated a lot of interest.  More info can be found at the link below.

The UCLA Mersenne Prime FAQ