Happy Pi Day! Today MIT celebrates all things pi, one of the world’s most beloved mathematical constants. Defined as the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter, pi is approximately 3.14159. Today’s publication date and time even reflect pi: 3.14 at 1:59 a.m. EDT.
The MIT community celebrates Pi Day in different ways. Some champion the constant’s zen connections. Enjoy this mathematical meditation on finding your center:
Others feel quite passionate about pi. Amelia Trainer waxes poetic with “Pi, I utter your name and my heart gives off sighs, and I say it once more because my love it now flies for your threes and your one fours and your one fives and nines.” Watch more of her love poem.
For many, pi itself presents a fun challenge. Enjoy this video aired last year on the constant:
Happy Pi Day!