Latest Mathematical constants Stories

2010-09-17 06:10:00

A researcher working for technology firm Yahoo has calculated the 2,000,000,000,000,000th digit of pi, more than doubling the previous record.

2010-08-05 11:56:37

Japanese and US computer whizzes say they have calculated pi to five trillion decimal places, which is a number that could beat a previous record set by a French software engineer if verified.

2009-03-24 16:03:49

A pair of New York state high school teachers said they held their math-infused wedding on the day set aside to commemorate irrational decimal pi. Audra Smith, 25, and Joseph Ahl, 24, math teachers at Fairport High School, said they held their wedding on March 14 -- also known as 3.14, or Pi Day -- because, as their wedding invitations said: Love is like Pi, natural, irrational and very important, the Rochester (N.Y.) News and Democrat reported Tuesday. Smith said holding the wedding on Pi...

2009-03-03 12:07:06

On Tuesday, math lovers across the country are celebrating national Square Root Day, a holiday that comes around only when the day and the month are both the square root of the last two digits of the current year.

Word of the Day
  • an ornament or knob in the shape of a flower
  • In architecture, a floral ornament; specifically, the large conventional flower usually placed in the center of the abacus of a Corinthian capital or classic ceiling-caisson; also, the floreated termination of a Gothic finial.
[ "The word 'fleuron' comes from French."]