Pi Day: Google celebrates 30th anniversary of mathematical constant

Google Doodle marks 30th year of Pi Day the date that takes its digits from mathematics constant

Pi Day was first celebrated by physicist Larry Shaw at the Exploratorium in San Francisco nearly 30 years ago and incidentally in 2009, the United States House of Representatives voted in favour of designating 3/14 as Pi Day.

Pi Day is dedicated to the mathematical constant, Pi, and is celebrated every year on March 14 since 3, 1, and 4 are the first three significant digits of pi.

The dessert is visible right in Google's Doodle, baked by award-winning pastry chef Dominique Ansel, who popularized the Cronut and other sweet treats in his bakeries throughout New York, Los Angeles, London, and Tokyo. While MIT always posts its application decision letters online specifically on this date at 6.28 pm to honour the rival numbers pi and tau equally, Princeton hosts pie eating contests.

More news: Major solar storms won't hit Earth this week, says NOAA

Wednesday marks the 30th anniversary of Pi Day's creation and celebration as a holiday, and it's also coincidentally physicist Albert Einstein's birthday. Google states that this year is the 30th year of celebrating Pi day, as it was first recognised by physicist Larry Shaw in 1988.

In geometry, "Pi" plays an important constant in finding out the area of a circle. Close to a trillion places have been calculated of pi and since it is an irrational number, it can go upto infinity. Ansel describes the process of cooking itself as a scientific process where one has to be precise, keep in mind volume and weight in a video to celebrate the Pi day. The challenge is in its fifth year, and features mathematical problems that can be solved using Pi.

The Google Doodle has a pie. Why?

Related News:

  • 'Millennials' railcard for 26-30s launches trial period

    'Millennials' railcard for 26-30s launches trial period

    Here is all the information on the 26-30 railcards including how and where to buy them, who's eligible and how many are available. However, 90 minutes later it was still impossible to buy the coveted card online. "This 26-30 railcard could save me £1000s".
    Browns Look to Sign Nate Solder

    Browns Look to Sign Nate Solder

    Pittsburgh Steelers' right tackle Chris Hubbard is another nice option for the Giants as well reports ESPN's Jordan Raanan . The New England Patriots will presumably make a strong effort to bring Solder back, but they'll have plenty of competition.
    BJP ahead in Araria, Bhabua; RJD in Jehanabad

    BJP ahead in Araria, Bhabua; RJD in Jehanabad

    According to the latest trends, Sarfaraz Alam is ahed of his rival Pradip Singh of BJP by over 12,000 votes. Araria Agriculture Production Market Committee has been made the polling station for Araria Lok Sabha seat.
  • Jordy Nelson Rumors: WR Interested in Joining Patriots, Raiders After Release

    Jordy Nelson Rumors: WR Interested in Joining Patriots, Raiders After Release

    The New England Patriots have lost a number of key free agents so far this offseason, but help could be on the way. He and Aaron Rodgers also hold the franchise record for most touchdowns (65) between a receiver-quarterback duo.
    'Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald' trailer released

    'Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald' trailer released

    At the beginning of the trailer the characters apparate into the school grounds as curious students watch from inside the castle. The Goldstein sisters return (Katherine Waterston and Alison Sudol), as well as the charming Jacob Kowalski ( Dan Fogler ).
    Angela Merkel begins fourth term as German Chancellor

    Angela Merkel begins fourth term as German Chancellor

    Angela Merkel has finally begun her fourth term as Chancellor after nearly six months of political deadlock in Germany. Merkel, who is due to be sworn-in on Wednesday will head a much-changed new Cabinet.
  • Nepal Parliament Re-Elect Bidhya Bhandari As President

    Nepal Parliament Re-Elect Bidhya Bhandari As President

    The vote weightage of lawmaker of Federal Parliament is 79, whereas it is 48 of the lawmakers from the Provincial Council. Bhandari, who was backed by the ruling Communist bloc, was widely expected to defeat her sole opponent.
    Eagles to sign Pro Bowl DT Haloti Ngata

    Eagles to sign Pro Bowl DT Haloti Ngata

    The jump to No. 5 last season was due to multiple factors, but especially the play of the inside backers - Nelson included. On most teams, Corey would be a starter. "I don't want to have problems when I'm older".
    Wanyama's Tottenham hammer Bournemouth to go third on the EPL standings

    Wanyama's Tottenham hammer Bournemouth to go third on the EPL standings

    Son Heung-Min made it 2-1 for Spurs in the 62nd minute, before ramming a finish high into the net three minutes to stoppage time to bag a brace.
  • 49ers to sign RB McKinnon; Hyde off to Browns

    49ers to sign RB McKinnon; Hyde off to Browns

    Hyde was healthy for a full 16-game schedule for the first time in 2017 leading to the most productive season of his career. While productive, Hyde still showed his inconsistency in the passing game, catching 59 of 87 targets for 350 yards.
    Fox Says They're Ready For A Buffy The Vampire Slayer Reboot

    Fox Says They're Ready For A Buffy The Vampire Slayer Reboot

    And really, do we need more "Buffy"? You can see everything from Jessica Jones to Teen Wolf taking its cues from Buffy . It's not so that executives can take a product that ended on its own terms and try to make it new again.
    Indian Wells: Federer dispatches Krajinovic to advance to fourth round

    Indian Wells: Federer dispatches Krajinovic to advance to fourth round

    After handing back an early break to allow Krajinovic to draw level at two-all, Federer moved into cruise control. Djokovic, 30, was playing his first match since he underwent a minor elbow surgery after the Australian Open.


Most liked

Pre-registration Started for Westworld the Mobile Game
Westworld is based on the HBO original series and is being produced by WB Games San Francisco and Kilter Films. Watch Westworld FREE With a 7-Day Risk-Free HBO Trial! Pre-registration has opened for Westworld .

Ravens to release Danny Woodhead
For the first time since he was limited to just three games in 2014-15 did Woodhead fail to find the end zone in a season. He had 56 yards on 14 carries and 33 receptions for 200 yards in eight appearances during the 2017 season.

Evacuations ordered ahead of next Southern California storm
An evacuation center had been opened at the Goleta Valley Community Center at 5679 Hollister Ave.in Goleta. Snow levels will lower to between 4,000 and 5,000 feet with this colder storm.

Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ Launched: Offers More Power, Faster Networking
As the name suggests, the Pi 3 B+ shares many features with the original Raspberry Pi 3 Model B , launched back in February 2016. And similar to the Pi 3 Model B , it costs $35 - while the previous model is now on sale for $5 less through some outlets .

Arsenal legend Nicholas confident Wenger will announce departure this Friday
The north London club are without a league title since 2004 and fans have lost patience with Wenger's failure to build a new powerhouse.

Devil May Cry Coming To Monster Hunter
Although it can not turn into a shield like most Charge Blade weapons, players will still be able to guard using it. Capcom said to "stay tuned" for more information regarding the content and when it will be made available.

Philippines' Duterte to issue notice of withdrawal from ICC
He added: "However, President Duterte won't save himself from ICC investigation by withdrawing the Philippines as a State Party to the Rome Statute".

Ex-Boyfriend Arrested in Nicaragua
Police in NY say Tercero is a person of interest in the killing of Haley Anderson, also 22, of Westbury, on Long Island. Nicaragua's Canal 4 showed an image of a Nicaraguan passport with his name and photo.

Case Keenum To Sign With Denver Broncos
The 30-year old QB finished the season with 3,547 passing yards as well as 22 touchdowns and seven interceptions. He signed with the Houston Texans who at that time were coached by current Broncos senior advisor Gary Kubiak.

Google Assistant Now Available on iPads
Google also points out that with multitasking in iOS 11, you can take advantage of that larger screen size in other ways. However, for users who like the Google Assistant over Apple's Siri, the launch on iPad will be a welcome move.

New York Giants sign running back Jonathan Stewart
Stewart was a 2015 Pro Bowler when he tallied 989 rushing yards and seven total touchdowns as the Panthers made the Super Bowl . The Giants will sign former Panthers running back Jonathan Stewart to a two-year deal, reports NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.

Four Ford County men face federal charges, suspected in 2 bombings
Hari was arrested Tuesday morning while traveling to a court appearance in Ford County, for a hearing in an assault case. He also said it was Hari's idea to target a mosque, with the intention to "scare them out of the country".

Federer on fire in Indian Wells
The win sets up a third-round showdown with Spaniard David Ferrer, who defeated Tennys Sandgren of the USA 6-2, 7-6 (7-3). Yuki Bhambri of India pulled off a surprise when he toppled ninth-seeded Frenchman Lucas Pouille 6-4 6-4.

The Voice Coaches Can't Stop Insulting Adam Levine's Shirt
The last participant to perform on Tuesday was Amber Sauer , who impressed Kelly with her rendition of Ed Sheeran's Shape of You . But since Kelly didn't turn her chair around, Stephanie was forced to pick another coach to advance in the competition with.

Google Maps now supports six additional regional languages for voice navigation
Plus Code functionality is being integrated into the Google Maps app as well, so you can use it to zero in on a location. According to the company, it is an innovative approach to provide the best estimate of the location of an address.