Here at ECS, we love at things science, technology, engineering, and math. With that said, it’s only fitting that we pay a little homage to everyone’s favorite mathematical constant on its name day.
Pi is an irrational and transcendental number, continuing infinitely without repetition or pattern. It’s been calculated our as far as over one trillion digits beyond its decimal point, with Japanese memory master Akira Haraguchi having recited the first 100,000 digits of Pi in public. (However, we only need 39 digits of Pi to be able to measure the circumference of the observable universe, but we won’t tell him that.)
So what happens on Pi Day (aside from math enthusiasts around the world uniting)? Well, the San Francisco-based museum that started the celebration throws an annual party, MIT will let you know if you made their acceptance cut, and you can probably find local pizza shops that will give you a discount.
And don’t forget, Pi Day also coincides with Albert Einstein’s birthday (he’d be 137 years old today).
Celebrate today by learning more about Pi!