## Cullen Primes: Definition and Status

### News Flash!

**On August 1, 2009, Magnum Bergman (working with PrimeGrid)
found the largest known Cullen prime, 6679881*2^6679881+1**

### News Flash!

**On April 20, 2009, Dennis R. Gesker (working with PrimeGrid)
found the largest known Cullen prime, 6328548*2^6328548+1**

Cullen Primes are
Cullen numbers that are prime and of the form
*C*_{n}* = n*2*^{n}*+1*.

*C*_{n }is prime for *n* = 1, 141,
4713, 5795, 6611, 18496, 32292, 32469, 59656, 90825, 262419,
361275, 481899, 1354828, 6328548 and for no other *n* __<__ 10,000,000; Chris Caldwell maintains the
top 20 Cullen Page.

A list of contributors to the Cullen project is here.

PrimeGrid is coordinating a
distributed search for Cullen primes using BOINC.

To search for Cullen Primes of other bases, check out Günter Löh's
Generalized Cullen Search for 3 <= b <= 100 and
Daniel Hermle's Generalized Cullen Search for 101 <= b <= 200,
although Daniel's website is no longer available.

Woodall numbers (*W*_{n }*= n*2*^{n}*-1*)
are related to Cullen numbers and are sometimes called Cullen numbers of the second kind. Check
here for the Woodall prime search.

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If you have any questions about the Cullen Search, you can e-mail Mark Rodenkirch or Ray Ballinger

URL: http://www.prothsearch.net/cullen.html

Last Modified: August 31, 2014