From Mike Paterson, Jan 20 2000 Sven, I ran across your web pages on Worms by chance just now (on a link from Dean Hickerson). I was pleased to see that there was still progress being made, and progress to be made. I remember being delighted when Mike Beeler first did some simulations for me and these wonderful blue fuzzy patterns appeared on a CRT. Until then, I had just done them as doodles during boring lectures. > I'm assuming you are THE Paterson, of "Paterson's Worms" fame. Indeed, but, as you know, "fame" is a little strong in this context! Jan 28 2000 Worm death: As I mentioned, I start doodling these worms to kill time in lectures. I enjoyed seeing each pattern develop and it was sometimes sad to see a small worm whose life's walk one had been following for half an hour suddenly die!