Search the web

NumberFields@home is a research project that uses Internet-connected computers to do research in number theory. You can participate by downloading and running a free program on your computer.

NumberFields@home searches for fields with special properties. The primary application of this research is in the realm of algebraic number theory. Number theorists can mine the data for interesting patterns to help them formulate conjectures about number fields. Ultimately, this research will lead to a deeper understanding of the properties of numbers, the basic building blocks of all mathematics. Another application of number fields is in cryptography, where they are used in sophisticated factoring algorithms and as the basis for new cryptosystems. There are also distant applications to mathematical physics, including quantum mechanics and string theory. A more detailed description of the project can be found here.

NumberFields@home is based at the school of mathematics at Arizona State University. The final results of this project will be complete tables of number fields. The results are given in table form or as a searchable database.

Join BOINC Synergy here



3 thoughts on “NumberFields@home

  1. The URL has been AWOL for a while now but this great news from project admin, Eric Driver

    Sorry, I’ve been meaning to find a way to communicate this.
    We had a hard drive crash. We had to get approval for a new one, it has now been ordered, and we are just waiting for it to arrive. I am told it should be installed sometime next week.

  2. To my mind, this project has fully recovered from sudden death. Incredible!
    Email notifications aren’t working yet, but I no longer see any database or download errors.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.