[FOM] Devlin on incorrect proofs

JoeShipman@aol.com JoeShipman at aol.com
Sun Jun 1 22:19:49 EDT 2003

Keith Devlin, in his monthly column on the MAA website, discusses the recently withdrawn proof that the lim inf of the ratio of the smallest gap between primes above N to log N is 0.  I propose that the FOM list read and discuss this paper, because I find Devlin's insouciance to the phenomonon of incorrect published proofs (his essay is ironically titled  "The shame of it") quite striking.  

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-- Joe Shipman

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