Recent Projects

Pushing Limits

PUSHING LIMITS: From West Point to Berkeley and Beyond. American Mathematical Society (AMS) and Mathematical Association of America (MAA), April 2017. For Amazon link, click here. (To request military discount, please send email to: losososresearch AT gmail.com).

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Benford Online Bibliography (www.benfordonline.net) - a free searchable online bibliographic database on Benford's Law (in collaboration with A. Berger and E. Rogers).


An Introduction to Benford's Law

An Introduction to Benford's Law (with A. Berger). Princeton University Press, May 2015.
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  • Mathematical Reviews: "...a must-read for novices and experts alike...The exposition is outstanding, with hundreds of carefully chosen examples, figures and diagrams to illustrate the theory...[it] will surely be the go-to text on the subject for years to come."
  • Dynamical Systems Magazine: "...a delightful introduction to this area and also a careful exposition of the underlying mathematics."
  • European Mathematical Society Bulletin: "...this is a marvelous and excellent introduction...to the statistics of Benford's law."

Recent Publications

  • Academic Activists Send a Published Paper Down the Memory Hole. Quillette , September 7(2018).
  • Slicing Sandwiches, States, and Solar Systems, American Scientist 106(1):42--49(2018). [WEB]
  • PUSHING LIMITS: From West Point to Berkeley and Beyond, American Mathematical Society (AMS) and Mathematical Association of America (MAA), April 2017.
  • An Evolutionary Theory for the Variability Hypothesis, math arXiv:1703.04184 [q-bio.PE]. Last revised October 31 (2018). [ARXIV]
  • Characterizations of the Bayesian Posterior Distribution in Terms of Self-information and Likelihood Ratios (with M. Dall'Aglio), International Journal of Statistics and Probability 7(1):21-25(2018). [PDF]
  • What is ... Benford's Law? (with A. Berger), Notices of the AMS 64(2), pp. 132-134 (2017). [PDF]
  • Hubble's Law Implies Benford's Law for Distances to Galaxies (with R. Fox), Journal of Astrophysics and Astronomy 37(1), pp. 1-8 (2016). [PDF]
  • Benford's Law: A curious statistical phenomenon that keeps getting curiouser, Princeton University Press Blog,Oct 6 (2015). [PDF]
  • An Introduction to Benford's Law (with A. Berger), Princeton University Press, May (2015).

Recent Publicity