Technology Today Is the 30th Anniversary of Pi Day. Here's What to Know About the Mathematical Holiday
The Cranberries to Release Final Album With Dolores O’Riordan, Commemorate Debut Anniversary With Reissue
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March 14 is— that’s pi, not pie — and today, marks the 30th anniversary of the math-inspired holiday with a .
Pi, denoted by the Greek letter “?”, has been part of human knowledge for millennia, but it wasn’t until 1988 that physicist Larry Shaw organized what is now recognized as the first “Pi Day” celebration at the San Francisco Exploratorium science museum. Shaw chose March 14, or 3.14 — the first three digits of pi — as the holiday. Shaw, but his brainchild is still by lovers of mathematics around the world.
Pi represents the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter. It’s an important part of the foundation of mathematics, most importantly geometry, where it is key to equations calculating the area of a circle, A = ?r2, and the volume of a cylinder, V = ?r2h.
Japan marks 7th anniversary of tsunami that killed 18,000
They bowed their heads, hands clasped or palms firmly pressed together. They stood in grassy areas or roadsides overlooking the choppy sea. Japanese marked the seventh anniversary Sunday of a tsunami that took more than 18,000 lives on the northeast coast and triggered a nuclear disaster that turned nearby communities into ghost towns.
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Variouscalculated approximations of pi, including the Egyptians, Babylonians, and there’s even a reference to the dimensions of a circle in the , but the first calculation of pi as 3.14 is attributed to , who lived in the third century B.C.. It was also independently determined by Chinese mathematician Zu Chongzhi (429–501), who to six decimal places. Mathematicians adopted the symbol ? for the expression in the 18th century: Welsh mathematics teacher William Jones is with the first use of the symbol in 1706.
Pi is a mathematical constant, meaning it isn’t changed by the size of the numbers it’s used to equate, and it is irrational, meaning it has an infinite number of digits that never repeat. The rise of computing technology has led to an arms race of sorts to calculate ever more digits of pi: the current record was set last year by Christian physicist Peter Trueb,pi to 22.4 trillion digits — 22,459,157,718,361, to be exact — outpacing the previous record set in 2013 by 9 million digits.
Pope expresses concern over national policies dictated by fear
<p>Pope Francis on Sunday expressed concern over national policies dictated by fear, speaking only one week after Italy's general elections which brought populist and anti-immigrant parties to the forefront.</p>Pope Francis on Sunday expressed concern over national policies dictated by fear, speaking only one week after Italy's general elections which brought populist and anti-immigrant parties to the forefront.
But adding new digits is little more than a pastime for mathematics fanatics: NASA’s Jet Propulsion labto calculate interplanetary travel, while mathematician James Grime argues that is enough to calculate the circumference of the known universe.
Pi Day wasby Congress in 2009, and it’s inspired quirky and pun-filled celebrations, including eating circular treats, from fruit pies to pizza, as well as dressing like , whose birthday serendipitously falls on the math-imbued day. San Francisco’s Exploratorium also hosts an annual day of . The Massachusetts Institute of Technology releases its decisions on Pi Day, and starting in 2012, it began sending the verdicts at 6:28 pm, or “Tau time,” for the mathematical equation 2?. This year, NASA is inviting math whizzes to compete in its “Pi in the Sky” to solve a series of interplanetary math problems.
Ms. Lauryn Hill To Headline Pitchfork Festival With 'Miseducation' Anniversary Set
The full lineup for Pitchfork Festival is here, and it boasts a very special set from Ms. Lauryn Hill in its Sunday headlining slot. Joining Tame Impala as a previously announced headliner are Fleet Foxes and Hill, whose performance will celebrate the 20th anniversary of her pivotal album, The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill. Miseducation went on to collect a number of awards and accolades following its 1998 release: It spent four weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, and took home five Grammy Awards, including the historic distinction of being the first-ever hip-hop release to earn the Album of the Year honor.
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Wednesday’s Doodle is based on a pi-inspired dish, salted caramel apple pie, courtesy ofcreator and Dominique Ansel.
Woman arrested after allegedly attacking husband for forgetting anniversary .
Married couples everywhere will now be marking their calendars after a Florida woman was arrested for reportedly attacking her husband for forgetting their wedding anniversary, police say. Carol Stone, 35, was arrested on Wednesday by the Pasco Sheriff’s Office after allegedly “smacking the victim multiple times” on his head and face after the victim, her husband, admitted to forgetting their anniversary, Fox 13 reported.According to police, the husband recorded the incident with his cell phone and turned it over to deputies. Stone can be seen in the video striking the man.
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Today Is the 30th Anniversary of Pi Day. Here's What to Know About the Mathematical Holiday The first "Pi Day" celebration on March 14, or 3.14, was organized in 1988 by physicist Larry Shaw.
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