Alphonse de Polignac

Mathematician, Deceased Person

1817 – 1890

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Who was Alphonse de Polignac?

Alphonse de Polignac was a French mathematician. In 1849, the year he was admitted to Polytechnique, he made what's known as Polignac's conjecture:

For every positive integer k, there are infinitely many prime gaps of size 2k.

The case k = 1 is the twin prime conjecture.

His father, Jules de Polignac was prime minister of Charles X until the Bourbon dynasty was overthrown.

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Born
1817
Also known as
  • 阿尔方·德·波利尼亚克
Nationality
  • France
Profession
Died
1890

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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