The Island Review, Erdos, Spirals of Primes

The Island Review is an online magazine dedicated to great writing and visual art that comes from, is inspired by, celebrates or seeks to understand the extraordinary appeal of islands, as places and as metaphors.” Via Katherine Hibbert.

Video lecture recorded in 2000. An introduction to the life and style of the amazing Paul Erdös, who for more than six decades lived out of two suitcases, criss-crossing the globe chasing mathematical problems. Paul Hoffman describes the life of Erdös in an intimate and entertaining glimpse into the global world of mathematics.


Via @randal_olson: Cool #dataviz! 5,000 vs 50,000 prime numbers plotted in polar coordinates.