In his talk, Sarnak described some fascinating new connections between the Riemann Hypothesis, physics and random matrices. He used only mathematics that one would meet in calculus and linear algebra. Sarnak's lecture, and a discussion of his talk by the science writers, can be found here under "Mathematics for the Media".

These special editions of Chance News are meant to provide readers of Chance News with background information about chance in the primes to allow them to better appreciate Sarnac's very nice talk.

Chance in the Primes: Chapter 1 (html)

Chance in the Primes: Chapter 1: (pdf)

Chance in the Primes: Chapter 2 (html)

Chance in the Primes: Chapter 2 (pdf)

Chance in the Primes Chapter 3 (html)

Chance in the Primes: Chapter 3 (pdf)