Old Reading

Some technical, some less so.

Links may break; please forgive my not fixing them.

11/8/04
Looking for the spark of a pandemic
A phase transition in the random transposition random walk
Several ways of looking at election returns: a purple map, a purple cartogram, a 3-D map, by numerical margins, turnout change, etc..
10/22/04
What happened to Grothendieck
The Cube Recurrence
Not even 25,00 genes?
10/15/04
Sweepstaking
Dimers and Dominoes
Could lattice theory actually save lives? (more)
Sampling regular graphs and a peer-to-peer network
10/08/04
Recent common ancestors (more)
Birth control for giants
Addicted to coffee?
10/01/04
Prove or Disprove. 100 Conjectures from the OEIS (track status)
Cartograms via diffusion (more)
New Bounds on the Number of Representations of t as a Binomial Coefficient (paper A8)
A Sadistic Angel
9/24/04
How do cicadas count to 17, and why?
Where Grothendieck came from
Reactivating 1918 flu viruses—or their genes, at least
9/17/04
Is the Voynich manuscript a hoax? (more) (more)
Physical cryptanalysis (this too)
Winning quick and dirty: the greedy random walk
Who's afraid of the Riemann hypothesis? (more)
Random Cayley Graphs are Expanders: a Simple Proof of the Alon-Roichman Theorem
The Rule of 12 Bonks
9/10/04
Nobel prize winner or TV critic?
Probabilistic bounds on the coefficients of polynomials with only real zeros
Is your iPod random, or just out to get you?

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