Project Overview

Prime Number Deep Zoom

Shoothill made this deep zoom image to help The Prime Challenge highlight the huge gaps in the number space that are yet to be explored.

The focus of the Prime Challenge is to find the “lost primes”; those prime numbers that have remained undiscovered in the race to always find the biggest prime. It is hoped that The Prime Challenge will also help to re-awaken interest in STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) subjects – a skillset that is becoming scarcer.

The Deep Zoom created using Shoothill’s Megafiche® technology, highlight’s the sheer scale of this prime number, which if it were to be printed out to scale, would take 6 acres of paper. Inside the Deep Zoom experience itself you can use the zoom controls, to see when each of the previous record-breaking prime numbers were discovered as well as relating the advances that have been made over the years.

Key skills and technologies

  • Megafiche Deep Zoom®
  • UX/UI design
  • Front End Development
  • Back End Development