Biases between consecutive primes

There is a very nice recent paper by Lemke Oliver and Soundararajan (complete with a popular science article about it by the consistently excellent Erica Klarreich for Quanta) about a surprising (but now satisfactorily explained) bias in the distribution of pairs of consecutive primes when reduced to a small modulus . This phenomenon is superficially […]


“So what have you been into this semester?” ~ My Doctor “Well I’ve been having issues, not with the amount of work but with the content of two of my classes.” I reply “Oh what would those be?”  “Let’s write papers about your family and war crimes.” The response to me is an indicator of […]