Celebrate Pi Day with Math Society

Mar 10 2015

Pi Day is right around the corner, and NYU Shanghai's Math Society wants YOU to join them for a pie-filled celebration of one of mathematics' most recognizable constants, π.

Observed yearly on March 14 around the world—as 3, 1, and 4 are the first three significant digits of pi in decimal form—Pi Day typically involves eating or throwing pie, as well as pie-eating and pi-reciting contests. Because of pi's infinite nature, calculated to over one trillion digits beyond its decimal point without repetition, reciting pi has become an entertaining and welcomed challenge for many.

Combining all of the traditions of Pi Day, Math Society will challenge NYU Shanghai students 11:00 AM-2:00 PM on Monday, March 16 in the B1 Cafeteria hallway to recite as many digits of pi as possible. Those who manage to spew more than 11 digits will receive, of course, delicious pies as prizes. All digits must be recited in English.

Don't miss this special Pi Day event! For more details, click here.