The tech teams around the world celebrate 14th March as Pi-Day. Since the date represents 3/14 value for Pi sign in mathematics. It is the most critical mathematical value in mathematics, and hence day is celebrated with Pies and Pizzas among math geeks.
March 14th is not only Pi-day in the US, but it is also the birthday of Albert Einstein and releases the anniversary of Linux Kernel 1.0.0 and patent anniversary for Eli Whitney’s cotton gin. So, the day is filled with historical marks and events. Into the honor of the day, we have compiled some fascinating facts and ways to celebrate the day with your friends.
Facts And How To Celebrate Day
Pi-day was officially declared a national holiday in 2009. The first celebrations for Pi-Day done in 1988 in San Francisco, with fruit pies and tea urns. Although the start of the festival in San Francisco is remarkable, the city of Princeton has its way of celebrating this day. They keep the carnival of 5 days with Albert Einstein’s look-alike contest, pie-throwing event, and very interestingly pi recitation contest. They also offer a cash prize to the winners with the amount equal to the pi values.
In the other parts of the US, Pi-day celebrates as a Pizza party and pie parties. They also conduct the contest with the recitation or fun facts about the Pi and pies. The craziness among the mathematical geeks on this day goes very long. The longest pi number recitation record is in the name of an Indian Suresh Kumar Sharma, who can recite up to 70,030 digits of the pi number in 17 hours roughly. There are many claims among people who can recite more than one lakh digits of the same.
The more exciting fun fact about the pi digit number is the event of November 2016. Where the scientist and R&D official Peter Trueb calculate nearly 22,459,157,718,361 digits of the mathematical wonder number, and he also states that if these numbers are printing in papers, it will build an entire library of his own. The final file containing the result digits is 9 TB in size.
Did you know a fact about Pi? The little Greek sign in your math book is the never-ending constant. It is relatively represented as 22/7 or 3.14, which marks the march 14th — the mathematical warning widely use as describe the ratio of the circle circumference with the diameter.
NASA also celebrates the wonders of Pi. They also say that the digits of Pi have helped them understand various space equations and solve many math-related problems in space activity. After explaining the mysteries of the space, Pi day celebrated in NASA as a Pi-Day challenge, where the institute offers new sets of math problems for NASA lovers.
There is several projects launch by the tech teams. Online and offline for the math lovers on this day. You can take up the challenge and celebrate the day with your kids or friends. The day is not for math experts. Many people also throw a pizza party in their offices to celebrate the day with charm.