## Pi - History, facts, world records, and more!

- Date: 11/01/2011

Calgary Place Tower (Shell)

Humankind's fascination with the mathematical constant pi goes well beyond practical need. In fact, even though over five trillion decimal places of pi has been calculated, a mere four decimal places are sufficient for the design of the world's finest engines. During this talk, we'll discuss more interesting facts like this one, a brief history of pi, and world records for memorizing digits of pi (along with techniques you can learn and use yourself to memorize pi)

12:00-1:00pmCalgary Place Tower 1 (330 5th Avenue SW), Room 1118 Sign-up Deadline: October 27, 2011

12:00-1:00pm

Calgary Place Tower 1 (330 5th Avenue SW), Room 1118

Sign-up Deadline: October 27, 2011

The Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences is grateful for the support of Shell Canada Limited, Alberta Advanced Education and Technology, and the University of Calgary for their support of this series of lectures.