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Viggo Brun

Norwegian mathematician


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Viggo Brun was a Norwegian professor, mathematician and number theorist. Contributions In 1915, he introduced a new method, based on Legendre's version of the sieve of Eratosthenes, now known as the Brun sieve, which addresses additive problems such as Goldbach's conjecture and the twin prime conjecture. He used it to prove that there exist infinitely many integers n such that n and n+2 have at most nine prime factors, and that all large even integers are the sum of two numbers with at most nine prime factors.

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University of Oslo

Norwegian public research university

University of Göttingen

University in the city of Göttingen, Germany

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#3318 World Rank