High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles The Ulam spiral, or
prime spiral (in other languages also called the Ulam Cloth) is a
simple method of visualizing the prime numbers that reveals the
apparent tendency of certain quadratic polynomials to generate
unusually large numbers of primes. It was discovered by the
mathematician Stanislaw Ulam in 1963, while he was doodling during
the presentation of a "long and very boring paper" at a scientific
meeting. Shortly afterwards, in an early application of computer
graphics, Ulam with collaborators Myron Stein and Mark Wells used
MANIAC II at Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory to produce pictures
of the spiral for numbers up to 65,000. In March of the following
year, Martin Gardner wrote about the Ulam spiral in his
Mathematical Games column; the Ulam spiral featured on the front
cover of the issue of Scientific American in which the column
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