An update on the status of the Polymath4 paper on finding primes. I’ve received a referee report from Mathematics of Computation on the submission, which can be found here. The referee liked the result but wanted a fair number of expository changes before he or she was willing to recommend acceptance, so the editor has asked for a revision. I will be happy to make the relevant changes, but if there are any other changes that other participants would like to make, now would be a good time to suggest them. (The most recent version of the paper can be found at the Subversion repository or at this link; see also the arXiv version.)
One change requested is to add a list of participants to the project. In analogy with what we did for Polymath1, I therefore started a “signup sheet” on the wiki at
for people to self-report their participation, contact information, and grant information for the project. There is the usual problem of trying to decide who is a “main participant” of the project, and who is a “contributor” (though I think I can safely add Ernie, Harald, and myself as participants); as with Polymath1, I will leave it to each of you to self-report what level of participation you feel is appropriate.