G u a r d i a n L i v e E v e n t
the enigma of prime numbers
A set of illustrations for a speech background in the Guardian Live event – Beautiful Equations. It was designed for the talk about the prime numbers from Marcus du Sautoy, Professor of Mathematics at the University of Oxford.
I l l u s t r a t i o n
01. What are prime numbers?
02. Knowing how to find the primes is a total mystery
03. Primes go on for ever
04. Riemann’s formula for the primes:
the primes become
05. Riemann’s equation turned the primes into these points at sea-level in the zeta landscape.