Envelope with Mark 2to the power(19937-1) Is a prime


This envelope is an example of the stationery used by the Thomas J. Watson Research Center in Yorktown Heights, New York, to announce the discovery of a Mersenne prime using a computer there.

Date Made: 1975

Maker: IBM

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: New York, Yorktown Heights

Subject: Mathematics


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Credit Line: Gift of Prof. Paul T. Bateman

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1999.3080.01Nonaccession Number: 1999.3080Catalog Number: 1999.3080.01

Object Name: Envelope

Physical Description: paper (overall material)Measurements: overall: .2 cm x 24 cm x 10.8 cm; 3/32 in x 9 7/16 in x 4 1/4 in

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a5-1b75-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_694713

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