Saturday, March 5, 2011

Pi Day

Mathematicians who were born or died on 14th March

Vilhelm Frimann Koren Bjerknes

József Kürschák

Albert Einstein

Waclaw Sierpinski
Since Sierpinski (ala Sierpinski triangle) was born on Pi day we should make a Sierpinski pie. Here's the recipe

Oscar Chisini

Nora Isobel Calderwood

Translations of pi

Ludolph van Ceulen spent a major part of his life calculating the numerical value of the mathematical constant π

After his death the "Ludolphine number", 3.14159265358979323846264338327950288...,
was engraved on his tombstone

The tombstone of Ludolph van Ceulen

Ludolph van Ceulen and Pi

50 Interesting Facts About Pi

The distinguished mathematician Irving Kaplansky is also a fine musician, whose daughter Lucy is an accomplished folk singer. In Feb. 1973, Kaplansky composed a popular "A Song about Pi"

How many different ways to express pi ? Well here are 59 for a starter

What Pi sounds like

Ramanujan proved the following formula:

Pi and the Fibonacci Numbers


The Tau Manifesto

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