Each prime number is represented by a bright, white square, whereas a non-prime (“composite”) is grey. Visitors can select difference spatial arrangements of these numbers, ranging from several variants of the well-known Ulam Spiral, over the Archimedian spiral, to the more sophisticated 3D Hilbert curves.
Some spirals contain strikingly bright diagonals or arms. One can attempt to select 3 prime numbers within these apparent constellations to highlight a curve (“quadratic polynomial”) that fits this numerical combination, and explore how the the according visual pattern changes over the different spatial layouts.
. On the Pattern of Primes
. Nature by Numbers Movie
– The Visualization of Randomness
– Data Signals on a Spiral
– Ulam Prime Spiral
– Visualizing and Predicting Prime Numbers
– Symmetrical Mathematical Structures
– Number Spiral