The prime numbers have been a source of fascination for millennia and
continue to surprise us. Motivated by the hyperuniformity concept, we have
shown that the prime numbers in certain large intervals possess
unanticipated order across length scales and represent the first example
of a new class of many-particle systems with pure point diffraction
patterns, which we call effectively limit-periodic.
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- S. Torquato, G. Zhang, and M. de Courcy-Ireland, Uncovering Multiscale Order in the Prime Numbers via Scattering, Journal of Statistical Mechanics: Theory and Experiment, 2018 093401 (2018).