Joined: 8 Jul 11
I meant to send this just before the new year, but the boards were down. Better late than never...
Last year was a productive year for NumberFields@home. To summarize our accomplishments:
1. Last May the bounded app completed its multi-year search. It found all imprimitive degree 10 fields with absolute discriminant less than or equal to 1.2E11.
2. Then in July a special search miraculously found the hypothesized field it had been searching for. This search had been running off and on for about 10 months. This field was an A5 extension of Q(√421), ramified only at 2. You can read more about it on this post:
3. The regular decics app spent the majority of the year on the final tier of "Data Set 11" (those WUs with DS-11x271 in the name). You may have noticed on the batch status page that this subsearch is just about done - a really big milestone. The search will continue with the higher tiers over Q(√2).
Thank you to all our volunteers who made 2016 such a successful year!
Joined: 5 Jan 13