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Saturday, March 14, 2015  

TODAY IS A ONCE-IN-A-CENTURY Pi Day: 3.1415! Above the flag of The Boston Globe: "Mathematicians rejoice: For the first time in 100 years, Pi Day falls on 3/14/15 - the first five digits of the constant that represents the ratio of a circle's circumference to its diameter. And at 9:26:53 this morning and tonight, the first 10 digits will match. Yes, there will be celebrations."

--Allen Shardelow, partner in charge of the Heidrick & Struggles office in Johannesburg, emails collleagues: "PI Day is celebrated on March 14th (3/14) around the world. Pi (Greek letter 'π') is the symbol used in mathematics to represent a constant - the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter - which is approximately 3.14159. Pi has been calculated to over one trillion digits beyond its decimal point. As an irrational and transcendental number, it will continue infinitely without repetition or pattern. While only a handful of digits are needed for typical calculations, Pi's infinite nature makes it a fun challenge to memorize, and to computationally calculate more and more digits.

"This year 2015 is a special year for Pi Day enthusiasts. In the mm : dd : yy format, the Pi Day, which is March, 14, '15, will be written as, 3-14-15. These are the first 5 significant digits of Pi (3.1415). Not only this: On this day, at 9 AM, it will be the first 6 digits of Pi. So this will be the Pi Hour. Twenty six minutes later, it will be, the Pi Minute, reading,, 3-14-15, 9 hr 26 min (first 8 digits of Pi). Is there a Pi Second ? Yes, its 5 seconds later, to get the first 9 digits of Pi (3.14159265). Now comes the most dramatic Perfect Pi Moment !! ... by expressing the fractional part of the Pi Seconds in the form of decimals, say, 5.35 we get up to 11 digits of Pi. Then extending the decimals infinitely, as per the digits ofPi, we will pass through the Perfect Pi Moment."

posted by Marcus Zillman | 3:14 AM
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