Congratulations again to the Great Internet Mersenne Prime Search for the discovery of a 41st Mersenne prime. 2^24036583-1 is prime. It was amusing sending people instant messages that said nothing but “41” to see what their reactions would be. Apparently other people knew about it a few days ago, but the email didn’t reach me until today.
My graduate analysis final is way too easy. There aren’t any questions on Fredholm theory, which was the most interesting topic covered this quarter, in my opinion. At least I can use the time I would have spent working on the final packing and doing differential geometry qualifying exams.
I have a concert tomorrow with the UCSB Symphony Orchestra. We will be playing Tchaikovsky’s “Pathetique” Symphony #6, Ravel’s Pavane for a Dead Princess, Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto #1, and Davis’s Critical Mass.
I’ll be home in under three days from now, but those days will be quite hectic.