Posted by Steph LaFazia on 6/12/2019 to Lapelpin
Pi Day, which is March 14th, celebrates the day of the never-ending mathematical number as well as the birthday of Albert Einstein. For over 30 years, the Exploratorium of San Francisco has celebrated this day with activities, exhibits and other events. This year, they will also feature live music by the band “Mission Delirium,” and they will be offering slices of fruit pie.
Lapel Pin Planet has provided a pi pin for the day that is available in the gift shop. For us, it’s a great opportunity to be a part of the fun and excitement of such a unique day. It’s a day that is celebrated by Einstein enthusiasts, mathematicians as well as children throughout the world. Teachers love the day because it gives them a chance to educate children on the importance of the numbers, but especially the man.
The symbol used to describe the number is well over 250 years old. It was introduced in 1706 by William Jones and was later made popular by Leonhard Euler, a mathematician. Rajveer Meena of VIT University in Vellore, India set the record for must decimal places recited. On March 21, 2015, Meena recited 70,000 decimal places which took over 10 hours. The exact time to celebrate the number is March 14th at 1:59 pm. That makes the time exactly 3.14159. William Jones came up with the name for Pi and its calculation is used for stress tests for computers.
Lapel Pin Planet is happy to help organizations with upcoming events. Our handcrafted pins are used around the world as trophies, gifts and honorary items worn by recipients. We can accommodate orders of all sizes and are happy to assist you if you have any questions.
We would like to thank https://www.piday.org/pi-facts/ for information about Pi Day.