#7. Ready for Prime Time

Prime numbers are the building blocks of mathematics; all numbers can be formed by multiplying them together. But mathematicians still struggle to answer two fundamental questions about prime numbers:

One, what is the universal relationship between consecutive prime numbers up to infinity?

And two, can all numbers be described as a sum of prime numbers?

Centuries after these calculations were begun, two meticulous mathematicians finally came up with partial answers to both questions this year.

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