# Re: Importance of chaos theory

*From*: Mok-Kong Shen <mok-kong.shen@xxxxxxxxxxx>*Date*: Sun, 01 Aug 2010 13:40:47 +0200

james cross wrote:

[snip]

.......... some kind of mechanism to

inform people in other disciplines of advances that may be of use to

them.

I suspect the only practical 'mechanism' is to read everything you can

get your hands on. After all as Edison commented "Genius is 99%

perspiration and 1% inspiration".

The mathematicians have their 'Mathematical Reviews' to let people of

diverse subfields (and even within one subfield, due to the volume

of publications and publications in different languages) of mathematics

to be better and timely informed of new research results. The Russians

have a similar one of their own, if I don't err. Similar reviews exist

in a number of other natural sciences as well as their subfields. While

crypto is now fairly big (opinions may differ, I personally use to

regard crypto as synonym to information security), I doubt, though, the

establishing of something like 'Mathematical Reviews' would be currently

realistic in view of inevitable organizational and financial problems.

As you recommended, it's worth the effort to spend some little time to

look around and not limit oneself to searching only in a very narrow

direction. BTW, our discussion group is naturally pertinent for

dissemination of news about novel research results either strictly

crypto or of potential interest to the development of crypto. A

concerted effort of all participants of the group would be desirable.

M. K. Shen

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