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message 1: by Rumell, Moderator. Student Governor. British Heart Foundation Volunteer (new)

Rumell Khan (rkrespectedmember) | 2638 comments Mod
Pi Day 2018 is TODAY!

As academics across the world prepare for the festival, here’s everything you need to know about Pi Day.

The maths event celebrates π, the term used to describe the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter, commonly shortened to 3.14159.

It has been traced back to Larry Shaw, a physicist who is believed to have held the first ever Pi Day celebration in 1988.

There’s no doubt that some will be disappointed that the day has nothing to do with food.

Despite this, revellers have been known to cook up a pie or two to mark the celebration.

These are often decorated with the mathematical symbol π.

Every year, Pi Day is observed on March 14.

The event falls on this specific date because the first three significant digits of π are 3, 1 and 4.

In 2009, the US House of Representatives officially recognised the date as a national celebration.

Tech giant Google also created a special Doodle to mark the holiday in 2010.

As well as honouring pi, the celebration works to inspire further academic research and interest in maths and science.

As the exact digits of the irrational number remain unknown, the mystery of π has continued to enthral academics.

The special constant shows up across many disciplines, including chemistry, physics and maths.

Although the official premise of the day is to honour π, many believe it’s more of a celebration of academia.

For this reason, schools, universities and museums across the globe encourage festivities.


message 2: by Hiruko (new)

Hiruko (demonking) | 10 comments My teacher had this really cool shirt on
it had an equation that in actual words say "I ate pie"
Also fun face 3.14 backwards is pie


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