Beautiful Equations: The Enigma of Prime Numbers
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Guardian Live Event
Beautiful Equations: 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. ​​​​​​​

Illustration​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
What are prime numbers?

Knowing how to find the primes is a total mystery

Primes go on for ever

Riemann’s formula for the primes: 
the primes become

Riemann’s equation turned the primes into these points at sea-level in the zeta landscape.

Applications: 
cracking codes


Storyboard

Animation

Live Event
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