May 13, 2004

Cicadas


BBC NEWS | Americas | Trillions of cicadas to plague US
Cicadas with prime (e.g. 17-year) cycles have evolved in order to escape predators. Model nature, and we can generate large prime numbers...
Cicadas appear in their prime
Goles, E., Schulz, A.B. & M., A.B.Prime number selection of cycles in a predator-prey model. Complexity, 6 , 33 - 38, (2001). Posted by Martin Sewell at May 13, 2004 11:18 PM | TrackBack