The Sieve of Eratosthenes - Stanford, CA
Posted by: DougK
N 37° 25.521 W 122° 09.941
10S E 573819 N 4142386
Quick Description: The Sieve of Eratosthenes is a painted steel girder sculpture. It is now located on a green lawn of the Escondido Mall, between Crothers Hall and Larkin North.
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 11/6/2009 11:29:38 PM
Waymark Code: WM7KZY
: This sculpture has been moved from the Cantor Center for Visual Arts to a new location, 0.6 mile SE on a green lawn of the Escondido Mall. It has a new sign with mostly the same text. The one difference noted was the text "Promised gift …” now simply reads as “Gift…"
(Old coordinates at the Cantor Center for Visual Arts at Stanford University: N 37° 26.013 W 122° 10.221)
The Sieve of Eratosthenes is a painted steel girder sculpture on the north side of the Cantor Center for the Visual Arts at Stanford University.
A sign on a post in front of the sculpture reads:
Mark di Suvero
U.S.A., b. China, 1933
The Sieve of Eratosthenes
([the title in foreign characters]), 1999
Painted and Stainless steel
In honor of John Henry Merryman, Sweitzer Professor of Law Emeritus
and Affiliated Professor of Art History, Stanford university,
in appreciation of his extraordinary contributions to art
and cultural property law.
Promised gift of Agnes Gund and Daniel Shapiro, L1.01.2000
A Sieve of Eratosthenes is an algorithm for finding all prime numbers up to a specified integer. The ancient Greek mathematician, Eratosthenes, conceived this method that was first attributed to him 2,000 years ago in the book, Introduction to Arithmetic.