# Current events

From Mersennewiki

**2017-12-26** : 2^{77232917}-1 is reported prime.
**2016-01-13** : Multiple independent verification runs prove M(74207281) is prime.
**2015-09-17** : 2^{74207281}-1 is reported prime by a computer belonging to Curtis Cooper; but the discovery goes unnoticed until January 7.
**2013-02-05** : Checks prove M(57885161) and a press release is issued.
**2013-01-25** : 48th known Mersenne prime discovered by GIMPS / Curtis Cooper.
**2011-12-01** : Double-checking proves M(24036583) is the 41st Mersenne prime.
**2011-03-11** : The wiki now features 300 articles.
**2010-07-11** : Double-checking proves M(20996011) is the 40th Mersenne prime.
**2009-04-12** : 2^{42643801}-1 is reported prime by a computer belonging to Odd Magnar Strindmo; but the discovery goes unnoticed until June 4.
**2008-09-06** : A 10 million digit long Mersenne prime is found by Hans-Michael Elvenich. This is second Mersenne prime discovered out of order since 1988. If it had been found just 2 weeks earlier, it would have won the $100,000 EFF prize
**2008-08-23** : A 10 million digit long Mersenne prime is found by one of the UCLA computers running GIMPS, managed by Edson Smith. This is long enough to qualify for the $100,000 prize offered by the Electronic Frontier Foundation. The new Mersenne prime is 2^{43112609}-1.
**2007-03-26** : Konstantin Agafonov finds that 19249 × 2^{13018586} + 1 is prime. This 3918990-digit prime is the tenth success of Seventeen Or Bust project.
**2006-09-11** : Tony Reix finishes verification of this 44th Mersenne prime using 16 Itanium2 1.5 GHz in six days.
**2006-09-04** : A Mersenne prime is found by Dr. Curtis Cooper and Dr. Steven Boone's CMSU team again and verification starts. The new Mersenne prime is 2^{32582657}-1
**2005-12-24** : Tony Reix finishes verification using 16 Itanium2 1.5 GHz running Glucas.
**2005-12-15** : One of the 700 computers at the Central Missouri State University run by Curtis Cooper and Steven Boone (the CMSU team) finds the 43th known Mersenne prime: 2^{30402457} - 1.
**2005-10-19** : Double check finds that 4847 × 2^{3321063} + 1 is prime. This 999744-digit prime is the ninth success of Seventeen Or Bust project.
**2005-10-19** : The wiki now features 100 articles.
**2005-09-06** : This wiki is established.