Pi Day 2018: Google Doodle celebrates 30th anniversary of the mathematical holiday

Google's new doodle marks 30th anniversary of Pi Day

Various ancient civilizations calculated approximations of pi, including the Egyptians, Babylonians, and there's even a reference to the dimensions of a circle in the Bible, but the first calculation of pi as 3.14 is attributed to Greek mathematician Archimedes, who lived in the third century B.C. It was also independently determined by Chinese mathematician Zu Chongzhi (429-501), who computed pi to six decimal places.

Google shared behind-the-scene action of making the Google Doodle on Pi Day.

Google has dedicated a doodle to mark 30 years of "Pi Day", a day first recognised by physicist Larry Shaw in 1988 to honour the mathematical constant. Ansel, in his signature chef style, honoured the mathematical constant by demonstrating the pi formula using his personal Salted Caramel Apple Pie recipe.

Pi is a fundamental element of many mathematical fields, but most significantly Geometry.

Historically, the first Pi Day was held at a San Francisco Science Museum in 1988 when the physicist looked at the calendar and made a decision to pay homage to the mathematical entity. The Pilish dialect was invented, in which the numbers of letters in successive words matched the digits of pi.

We celebrate the best of Google's graphic art works. In geometry, pie plays an important constant in finding out the area of a circle.

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While Pi can continue into infinity without repetition or pattern, only a few digits are necessary for typical equations.

A holiday to celebrate math? With people all over celebrating today, NASA too has invited the public to celebrate Pi Day (March 14) by organising a "Pi in the Sky" challenge.

People show their appreciation of the constant number with eating pies and pizzas, throwing pies and holding discussions about the significance of the number.

Fun fact! March 14 is the birthday of physicist Albert Einstein.

The celebration was held at the San Francisco Exploratorium science museum.

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