## A quotation by Harry Vandiver

It is not known if there are infinitely many Wilson primes. This question seems to be of such a character that if I should come to life any time after my death and some mathematician were to tell me that it had definitely been settled, I think I would immediately drop dead again.

[Wilson primes satisfy (

*p*- 1)! = -1 mod

*p*

^{2}.

5, 13, and 563 are the only Wilson primes less than 5 × 10

^{8}]

Quoted in D MacHale,

*Comic Sections*(Dublin 1993)