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Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences

Robert Gross

department of mathematics

Rob Gross

Associate Professor

Ph.D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology
B.A. Princeton University


I use computers to try to study the randomness (or lack thereof) in the distribution
of primes. In some paradoxical way, the distribution of primes is trying so hard to
be random that it can become non-random!

Selected publications

  • Fearless Symmetry: Exposing the Hidden Patterns of Numbers, with Avner Ash. Princeton University Press, 2006, paperback 2009.
  • Statistical Properties of Sequences of Frobenius Classes, with Avner Ash and Brandon Bate, Experimental Mathematics, to appear.
  • Prime Specialization in Genus 0, with Brian Conrad and Keith Conrad, Transactions of the American Mathematical Society, 360:6, June, 2008, 2867-2908.