# Mathematician:Preda V. Mihăilescu

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## Mathematician

Romanian mathematician, best known for his $2002$ proof of the 158-year-old Catalan's Conjecture, now referred to as Mihăilescu's Theorem.

## Nationality

Romanian

## History

- Born: May 23, 1955 in Bucharest, Romania

## Theorems and Definitions

- Mihăilescu's Theorem, also known as Catalan's Conjecture (for Eugène Charles Catalan)

Results named for **Preda V. Mihăilescu** can be found here.

## Publications

- 1997:
*Cyclotomy of rings and primality testing* - 2004:
*Primary Cyclotomic Units and a Proof of Catalan's Conjecture*(*J. reine angew. Math.***Vol. 572**: pp. 167 – 195)

## Also known as

Some Western sources spell his surname without the diacritic: **Mihailescu**