New Number Systems Seek Their Lost Primes: Prof. Lillian Pierce is featured in Quanta magazine

New Number Systems Seek Their Lost Primes: Prof. Lillian Pierce is featured in Quanta magazine

For centuries, mathematicians tried to solve problems by adding new values to the usual numbers. Now they’re investigating the unintended consequences of that tinkering.

https://www.quantamagazine.org/20170302-class-numbers-and-the-symmetries...