Happy Pi Day fellow STEMGeeks!

Pi Day isn't just for 2023. Pi Day is an annual celebration of the mathematical constant pi which is approximately equal to 3.14. Every March 14th (3/14) Pi Day provides an opportunity to explore the significance of pi's irrational number and its role in mathematics, science, and everyday life.

Pi is a mathematical constant that represents the ratio of a circle's circumference to its diameter. Although it has been studied for thousands of years the precise value of what pi is remains unknown as it is an irrational number that goes on forever without repeating. Well, as far as we know. Its decimal expansion has been calculated to billions of digits with no discernible pattern to be found.

Despite its apparent complexity pi has numerous applications in mathematics, physics, engineering, and computer science. It appears in a wide range of mathematical formulas including those used to calculate the area of a circle, the volume of a sphere, and the frequency of waves. It also plays a crucial role in the study of calculus where it is used to define important concepts like the derivative and the integral.

Pi has also become a cultural icon appearing in books, movies, music, and art. The number has inspired countless works of art, from paintings and sculptures to music compositions and poetry.

Pi even has its own holiday, Pi Approximation Day, which is celebrated on July 22nd (22/7) each year. Yes, that will be my excuse to post about pi again in a few months. Deal with it.

Until then have a happy 3/14 everyone!