Saturday, March 14, 2015

Today is 3/14/15!

That's the first 8 digits of Pi! 

What makes Pi Day special in 2015?



Did you know that there's such a thing as Pi Day? It's an occassion "observed" every March 14 in honor of the mathematical constant π (pronounced "pi").

Based on our math lesson, pi is equivalent to 3.1415926535897932385..., hence this day is celebrated on 3/14.

This year's Pi Day, however, takes a very interesting twist.

March 14, 2015, when written as 3/14/15, will give you the first 5 digits of the pi – making this year's Pi Day different from other years.

And there's more. The time 9:26:53 shows the 6th to 10th digits of the pi. And if the 53-second mark is pushed further to 53.5897932385..., then you'll have the remaining pi figures.

So when the date and time are combined together, you'll have the whole pi sequence: 3/14/15 9:26:53.5897932385...


Jeffrey Rosenthal, a University of Toronto professor, even suggested that this incredible date and time "be designated and celebrated as Pi Instant, the single instant when all of pi's infinite digits are all laid out before us."

Surprisingly, this unique date also coincides with the birthday of renowned physicist Albert Einstein, born on March 14, 1879.

Happy Pi Day! 
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