Unexpected biases in the distribution of consecutive primes.

  title={Unexpected biases in the distribution of consecutive primes.},
  author={Robert J Lemke Oliver and K. Soundararajan},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America},
  volume={113 31},
Although the sequence of primes is very well distributed in the reduced residue classes [Formula: see text], the distribution of pairs of consecutive primes among the permissible ϕ(q)(2) pairs of reduced residue classes [Formula: see text] is surprisingly erratic. This paper proposes a conjectural explanation for this phenomenon, based on the Hardy-Littlewood conjectures. The conjectures are then compared with numerical data, and the observed fit is very good. 

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