Well, it’s finally here! The Pi Day of the Century! Today, at exactly 9:26:53 am (and pm too), the date and time will match the first 10 digits of pi (3.141592653), in sequential order. Unless you live another 100 years, you won’t see this happen again in your lifetime!
To cap off a fun week, we thought we’d invite a very special guest—PI ITSELF.
What if that was actually possible? What if pi could talk? If not in words, but in music instead? Here’s the closest we can get—a musical interpretation of pi to 31 decimal places. The result? It’s actually quite beautiful. Not just saying that because we’re math geeks here—listen for yourself and again, HAPPY PI DAY EVERYONE!
Check out our video playlist at MathTV: http://bit.ly/pi-day-videos (or just click on the screenshot).
We included some informative history and background on pi from Pat McKeague, and some additional fun facts from three of the tutors on MathTV. Enjoy!
If you’re already following us, then you can enter by sending a tweet that 1) mentions us here at @MathTV, AND 2) contains the hashtag #piday.
- For example, “What a great #piday it has been at @MathTV!”
- Or, “Cool #piday t-shirts, @MathTV! http://bit.ly/pi-origins“
We’ll pick 10 entries at random next week and notify you via Twitter, so please don’t forget to follow @MathTV!
*Please note that the drawing is now closed—we are no longer taking entries.