This unexpected connection [that quantum physics and prime
numbers are inextricably linked] has given us a glimpse of the
mathematics that might, ultimately, reveal the secret of these
enigmatic numbers. At first the link seemed rather tenuous. But the
important role played by the number 42 has recently
persuaded even the deepest skeptics that the subatomic world might
hold the key to one of the greatest unsolved problems in
Via YARGB, PRIME
NUMBERS GET HITCHED (emphasis added)
I'm sure it was purely coincidental that Douglas Adams
picked 42 as the Ultimate
Answer to Everything, but still … it's … mind boggingly weird
for this to happen.
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