A Woman Who Counted

  title={A Woman Who Counted},
  author={Barry A. Cipra},
  pages={899 - 899}
  • B. Cipra
  • Published 15 February 2008
  • Mathematics
  • Science
JOINT MATHEMATICS MEETINGAt the Joint Mathematics Meeting, two mathematicians reported that early 19th century mathematician Sophie Germain did far more work in number theory than she has ever been given credit for. 

Proof That an Infinite Number of Sophie Germain Primes Exist

In number theory, a prime number p is a Sophie Germain prime if 2p + 1 is also prime. For example, 29 is a Sophie Germain prime because it is a prime and 2 × 29 + 1 = 59, and 59 is also a prime