Seed: Prime Numbers Get Hitched

Seed: Prime Numbers Get Hitched: "In 1972, the physicist Freeman Dyson wrote an article called 'Missed Opportunities.' In it, he describes how relativity could have been discovered many years before Einstein announced his findings if mathematicians in places like Göttingen had spoken to physicists who were poring over Maxwell's equations describing electromagnetism. The ingredients were there in 1865 to make the breakthrough—only announced by Einstein some 40 years later.

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