This post supplements a YouTube video, and largely just consists of a few technical details about the Pi Fractal and its genesis. The bulk of the story about the Pi Fractal is in the YouTube video.
Here’s a large image of the 8th iteration of the Pi Fractal (click to expand).
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This number is a prime, with 2688 digits. It also looks rather a lot like Corpus Christi College, Cambridge. The top left corner encodes my initials, JRH, in ASCII. The bottom right corner is my date of birth.
I was inspired by Numberphile’s most recent video, which demonstrates a prime number of 1350 digits, which looks like the coat of arms of Trinity Hall College, Cambridge.
I have some nice postcards with this number on it. If you live in Cambridge and would like some, send me an email.
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I’ve thought about number theory an awful lot recently, in preparation for the beginning of term, when I’ll be taking a 24 lecture course on it. So when I woke up this morning with a very strong desire to create something beautiful, it seemed natural to try to work with some of the number theoretic ideas I’ve been exploring.
Continue reading “Beauty in Mathematics: Modular Multiplication Tables”