Happy π day everyone! I hope you’re having a great day, and having lots of fun mathematical parties.
You may have noticed that here at The Aperiodical, we’ve been posting exciting π-related items all week – and here’s a list of them all, collected into one handy place. Enjoy!
We began by listing approximately τ ways you can celebrate π day, from eating tasty pie to getting an ill-advised tattoo.
Seven mathematicians; π hours; one transcendental number. How close will they get? Watch this video and find out.
Jumping on the bandwagon, stand-up mathematician Matt Parker has also attempted to find π by measuring the real world.
Author Simon Singh has picked out his top three π references in the world’s favourite cartoon comedy series.
Occasional guest author Andrew Taylor has been looking for π in slightly awkward places, and has found it somewhere you’d never expect…
Short but sweet, Alex sent us a little something towards our celebratory π day post-fest.
Regular guest author and pendulum-wielder Paul Taylor spends a lot of time at work using MS Excel, and has dug into its deepest darkest corners to find a function he can’t immediately explain.
Aperiodical editor Katie Steckles doesn’t believe the hype, and reckons that while today’s date is exciting, we can do better.
Friend of the site Colin Wright has found π in yet another place – when balls collide.
Katie explores the world of making your English homework arbitrarily more difficult for no reason.
Christian’s Interesting Esoterica column, always a trove of intriguing finds, has gone π-themed, with typically fascinating results.
Christian’s obsession with purchasing novelty domains turns π-shaped.
Peter joins in the π approximating fun, using a Maclaurin series.