<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd"> <html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" xml:lang="en" lang="en-us"> <head> <title>3.14 in the sky -- A tribute to &#928; (Pi)</title> <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=utf-16" /> <meta name="description" content="3.14 in the sky -- Pi in the sky -- A tribute to Pi." /> <META name="keywords" content="Pi, Pi day, 3.14, 3.14159, 3.1415926535, 3.141592653589793, Pi in the sky, pie in the sky" /> <!-- Google analytics async tracking code --> <!-- Usage: http://code.google.com/apis/analytics/docs/tracking/asyncUsageGuide.html --> <script type="text/javascript"> var _gaq = _gaq || []; _gaq.push(['_setAccount', 'UA-3158633-22']); _gaq.push(['_trackPageview']); (function() { var ga = document.createElement('script'); ga.type = 'text/javascript'; ga.async = true; ga.src = ('https:' == document.location.protocol ? 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Pi Day is celebrated on March 14 because its first 3 digits are 3.14 <i>(representing March 14th using month.day notation)</i>. March 14 is also <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Albert_Einstein">Albert Einstein's</a> birthday <i>(he would be 138 years old in 2017)</i>. Pi is an irrational number, meaning that the sequence of its decimal digits continues forever without repeating itself. </p> <p> 3.1415926535897932384626... </p> </center> <h2>Other Pi fun:</h2> <ul> <li><a href="http://www.exploratorium.edu/pi/">Pi Facts & Pi Day Activities at the Exploratorim</a> <li><a href="http://www.joyofpi.com/pilinks.html">Joy of Pi</a></li> <li><a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pi_Day">Pi Day on Wikipedia</a></li> <li><a href="http://pi.ytmnd.com/">Pi.ytmd</a></li> <li><a href="http://two-n.com/pi/" title="An average person can read out approximately 120 digits/min. Keeping this pace it would take more than 158,000 years to recite the 10 trillion digits of  discovered this year and roughly 3 weeks to read out the 4 million digits visualized here">Interactive visualization of 4 million digits of Pi</a> <li><a href="http://mkweb.bcgsc.ca/pi/art/" title="Circos-based numerical art by Martin Krzywinski">The Art Of ,  And e </a> <li><a href="http://web.archive.org/web/20110315063631/http://www.onlineschooling.net/visualizing-pi" title="Infographic ca. 2010 via the wayback machine -- original site has bitten dust :(">Visualizing Pi Infographic</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.cafepress.com/piday">Pi Day stuff you can buy</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2_yMRGF5DCI" title="Pi as a topic for stand up comedy? Yes, in Silicon Valley.">Don McMillan: What is Pi?</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.pidaychallenge.com/">Pi Day Challenge</a></li> <li><a href="http://science.slashdot.org/story/12/03/12/1741202/pi-day-is-coming-but-tau-day-is-better">Pi Day Is Coming -- But Tau Day Is Better</a> <li><a href="http://sciencefriday.com/blogs/03/14/2013/pi-day-mashup.html/">Pi Day Mashup</a></li> <li><a href="http://time.com/4697605/pi-day-2017-birthday/">Find Your Birthday Hidden in Pi</a></li> </ul> <h2>Pi Day in the news:</h2> <ul> <li>2017: <a href="https://www.newscientist.com/article/2124418-celebrate-pi-day-with-9-trillion-more-digits-than-ever-before/">Celebrate pi day with 9 trillion more digits than ever before</a></li> <li>2016: <a href="http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2016/03/14/470372197/on-pi-day-lets-gawk-at-the-beauty-and-controversy-of-the-math-constant">Let's Gawk At The Beauty And Controversy Of The Math Constant</a></li> <li>2016: <a href="http://www.teachpi.org/uncategorized/3-14-16-is-upon-us-um-rounded-pi-day/">Rounded Pi Day</a>, by Pi Day afficionado Luke Anderson</li> <li>2014: <a href="http://sciencefriday.com/segment/03/14/2014/celebrating-irrational-transcendental-pi.html">Celebrating Irrational, Transcendental Pi</a></li> <li>2012: <a href="http://www.exploratorium.edu/tv/index.php?project=80&program=1324">Pi Day Exploratorium webcast</a></li> <li>2011: <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/03/14/pi-day-videos-to-celebrate-march-14_n_835467.html">5 Videos To Help You Celebrate March 14</a></li> <li>2010: <a href="http://mashable.com/2010/03/14/pi-day/">Pi Day: Google Doodle Celebrates Math Nerds Everywhere</a></li> <li>2010: <a href="http://www.geekosystem.com/pi-five-trillion-digits-alexander-yee-shigeru-kondo/">Japanese Engineer and US Student Claim to Calculate Pi to 5 Trillion Digits</a></li> <li>2009: <a href="http://www.freakingnews.com/Pi-Day-Pictures--2354.asp">Pi Day pictures 2009</a></li> <li>2008: <a href="http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/webscout/2008/03/thank-god-its-p.html">Thank God it's Pi Day!</a><small></small></li> <li>2007: <a href="http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,258584,00.html">Fans of Pi Have Their Day</a> <small></small></li> </ul> <p> <h3>About this site:</h3> </p> <p> The domain name "3.14inthesky.com" is a play on the phrase "<a href="http://www.phrases.org.uk/meanings/282700.html">pie in the sky</a>" &mdash; a fitting metaphor for this special transcendental number and natural embodiment of the infinite. No matter how good we get at computing the decimal digits of Pi, there will forever be one... more... digit... </p> <p> The background image for this page is a graphic representation of 1,310,720 digits of Pi, where each digit is indicated by a pixel of a different color. It was obtained from <a href="http://www.hithlonde.com/pi/">here</a>. </p> <p> This website is a production of <a href="http://TeamHuman.org">TeamHuman.org</a>, in recognition of contribution of math to the success of humanity. </p> <center> <h1>Happy Pi Day! :-&#928; </h1> </center> <!-- Start Quantcast tag --> <script type="text/javascript" src="http://edge.quantserve.com/quant.js"> </script> <script type="text/javascript"> _qacct="p-e7bK7iwxiZ8xA";quantserve(); </script> <noscript> <a href="http://www.quantcast.com/p-e7bK7iwxiZ8xA" target="_blank"> <img src="http://pixel.quantserve.com/pixel/p-e7bK7iwxiZ8xA.gif" style="display: none" border="0" height="1" width="1" alt="Quantcast"/> </a> </noscript> <!-- End Quantcast tag --> </body> </html>