The Laplacian operator, harmonic functions, and eigenfunctions of the Laplacian all have a meaning on certain fractals in Eucidean space. This article concentrates on the Sierpinski gasket in the plane and describes the resulting theory. (pp. 1199)
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Pseudorandomness refers to the efficient generation of long strings of random-looking zeroes and ones from shorter random strings. Generating perfectly random bits by hardware is expensive, and the theory in this article allows computer programs to make an economical use of randomness. (pp. 1209)
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The Kerosinka story illustrates the subtle interplay between passion and politics in the former Societ Union, where individuals and institutions went out of their way to pursue mathematics in the face of anti-Semitism. (pp. 1217)
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