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John Andrews — Exhibition — Mysterious Patterns, the Accidental Art of Prime Numbers

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Mysterious Patterns – the accidental art of prime numbers

The exhibition runs from Wednesday 1st September through to Sunday 10th October 2021. Opening times are 11-4pm Wednesdays through Sundays. Closed Mondays and Tuesdays.

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Mysterious Patterns – the accidental art of prime numbers

John Andrews is a mathematical physicist living in Tetbury. He was formerly a research scientist in the electricity supply industry and later lectured at Bristol and Oxford Universities. He is a joint author of the student textbook ‘Energy Science’ with Nick Jelley; the 4th edition is due out in November. He discovered these remarkable images by accident, while searching for patterns in the sequence of prime numbers.

John Andrews

Mathematicians have been studying prime numbers for thousands of years, but nobody has yet found a formula to predict them. Believe it or not, banks use prime numbers to protect your account every time you use a cash machine.

Whatever you think about mathematics, come and enjoy this feast of visual delights!

John will give a talk about these images, and the fascinating history of prime numbers, in the Goods Shed on 6th October.

Warning: There are occasions when the main hall is closed for a performance or private event. In order to avoid any disappointment we recommend you check availability, especially if travelling any distance. Thank you

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