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Matt Parker approximates π by weighing a circle

Stand-up mathematician Matt Parker has accepted our π approximation challenge. His method involves weighing a large cardboard circle.

So, how did that go? Fortunately, Matt got it all on video:

I think he deserves a round of applause for doing all that long division.

π vs τ: FOTSN/Tau Day special

Since it’s $\tau$ Day, we thought we’d give Festival of the Spoken Nerd constant-fans Matt Parker and Steve Mould a chance to air their respective viewpoints in the $\tau$ vs $\pi$ debate. It’s a maths showdown!

Top N Facts about the Klein Bottle

In honour of Felix Klein’s birthday, Matt Parker and Katie Steckles investigate the amazing surface which bears his name.

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