As watching actual paint dry is not the most exciting activity for a scientist, we took the safest and the fastest method: computer modeling of chemical processes happening in paint. The method does not damage any paintings, and good models can predict years of paint drying in an hour or two.
In mathematics it is almost impossible not to encounter the name of Paul Erdős. Much of his work centered around discrete mathematics, cracking many previously unsolved problems in the field.
Written for the course `Random Graphs' at Eindhoven University of Technology, and class room tested for over ten years, the book `Random Graphs and Complex Networks' has now finally appeared in print at Cambridge University Press.