Van Gogh meets Riemann

Each picture is a view through the Riemann zeta-function of a painting of Van Gogh.

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These pictures were part of the Art exhibit at Bridges 2005 at the Banff Centre.

The picture on the left is displayed on a 15 by 9 foot backlit display in the cafeteria of the Mathematics Department in Leiden.

Brief mathematical explanation [PDF] - Animation [13M, MPEG1]