Pi Day at VSU
On the initiative of the Faculty of Natural Sciences, the day of the number π was celebrated at Vanadzor State University.
The number pi (π) is the most famous and most mysterious mathematical constant that is the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter. It is used in world statistics, weather forecasting, and where large computing power is required. Consequently, its decimal representation never ends, nor enters a permanently repeating pattern.
Interestingly, the famous pyramid of Cheops is the “embodiment” of the number pi, because the ratio of its height to the perimeter of the base results in the number π.
The annual celebration of the mathematical constant π (pi) is observed on March 14 (the 3rd month) since 3, 1, and 4 are the first three significant figures of π. It was founded in 1988 by Larry Shaw, an employee of the San Francisco, California Science Museum.
It is also notable that Albert Einstein, the founder of the theory of relativity, was born on this same day.
The 4th-year students of the Faculty of Natural Sciences presented the features and importance of the number π in our everyday life, received congratulations on the event and made surprises during the Pi Day celebration.