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## Origin of Conway polynomials

The Conway polynomials on these pages are contributed by various people. Each polynomial is marked by some initials which are explained here:

**RP**- original list by Richard Parker (from 1980's)
**GAP**- computed with the GAP function by Thomas Breuer, just checks conditions starting from 'smallest' polynomial
**FL**- computed by a parallelized program by Frank Lübeck, computes minimal polynomial of all compatible elements (since 2001)
**KM**- computed by Kate Minola with a parallelized program for p=2, considering minimal polynomials of all compatible elements (since 2004)
**RPn**- computed by Richard Parker (in 2004)
**JB**- computed by John Bray with Magma, using similar algorithm as in GAP, and using minimal polynomials of consistent elements, depending on the case (in 2005)
**3,21**- computed with GAP, note that for some time a wrong polynomial for p = 3, n = 21, was distributed in some systems and some lists

Of course, some of the polynomials were certainly also computed by other people. Tell me, if you think I should attribute a polynomial to some other person.

Last updated: Tue Oct 11 00:53:24 2011 (CET)