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It is Easy to Determine Whether a Given Integer is Prime
Award: Chauvenet Prize
Year of Award: 2008
Publication Information: Bulletin of the American Mathematical Society, 42, 2005, pp. 3-38
Summary: An explanation of the Agrawal, Kayal, Saxena primality test, with complete proofs, and the result and ideas put in appropriate historical context.
About the Author: Andrew Granville received his Ph.D. in 1987 from Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada and is currently at the University of Montreal. He is the recipient of the Chauvenet Prize in 2008 and the Ford Award in 2007. His research interests include number theory, combinatorics and arithmetic geometry.