Happy Pi day!

03.14.2011 · Posted in Uncategorized

All over the world mathematicians are celebrating Pi day today (Pi=3.1415…. so we celebrate on 3/14).

Why celebrate a number?  Well, because it’s a special number with many mysterious properties and a habit of turning up unexpectedly.  For example, the self-taught Indian genius Ramanujan discovered that

So, we are really celebrating the mysteries of Mathematics which, far from being a collection of cut-and-dried results, is a vast and rich subject that one can study for a lifetime and never run out of new and interesting results.

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