Emergence of prime numbers as the result of evolutionary strategy.

@article{Campos2004EmergenceOP,
  title={Emergence of prime numbers as the result of evolutionary strategy.},
  author={P. Campos and V. M. de Oliveira and R. Giro and D. Galv{\~a}o},
  journal={Physical review letters},
  year={2004},
  volume={93 9},
  pages={
          098107
        }
}
We investigate by means of a simple theoretical model the emergence of prime numbers as life cycles, as those seen for some species of cicadas. The cicadas, more precisely the Magicicadas, spend most of their lives below the ground and then emerge and die in a short period of time. The Magicicadas display an uncommon behavior: their emergence is synchronized and these periods are usually prime numbers. In the current work, we develop a spatially extended model at which preys and predators… Expand
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