MAA Writing Awards
What Is the Most Surprising Result in Mathematics?
Year of Award: 1998
Award: Trevor Evans
Publication Information: (Part II), Math Horizons, Feb. 1999, pp. 26-31
Summary: How one could conjecture the prime number theorem by examining a table of primes.
About the Author: (from Math Horizons, Feb. (1997)) Tom M. Apostol, emeritus professor of mathematics at Caltech, is director of Project Mathematics!