In my last post, I talked about a guy named W. H. Mill who found a function that generated only primes. Since I never heard of Mills before in my math classes, I decided to do some research about him. I found that Rev. William Hodge Mill was a Regius Professor of Hebrew at the University of Cambridge. He published many religious books such as, “Christa Sangrita,” “Analysis of Person on the Creed,” and “Four Volumes of Sermons.” Interestingly enough, I found his obituary and most of his life was dedicated to his religion and how he served as a deacon and then as a priest. However, I found only one line that mentioned his contributions to the math world, which said, “As a mathematician and scholar, Dr. Mill’s attainments were of the very highest order.”

To see a proof of Mill’s Theorem about primes it can be found at: http://primes.utm.edu/notes/proofs/A3n.html

To see the number called Mill’s Constant, go to:

http://primes.utm.edu/notes/MillsConstant.html