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Pi smackdown at Perimeter Institute

A little friendly competition never hurt anyone, especially when it’s about something as beautiful as the infinite decimal places of pi.

In this intense showdown, “standup mathematician” Matt Parker and Perimeter Institute’s Tibra Ali go head-to-head in a battle to concisely describe the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter.

Given that pi was vital in the naming of Perimeter Institute (PI), we’re pleased to salute this beautiful irrational number and all of its endless decimal places.



Theoretical physics is a notoriously difficult subject to explain. So it’s especially impressive that Henry Reich can tackle tricky physics concepts in the span of a few minutes, using simple stick figures. Reich is the mastermind behind MinutePhysics, a brilliantly creative YouTube channel with 3.7-million-ish subscribers (and climbing). Reich is also a graduate of the […]

/Mar 20, 2017

Get your fill of pi (videos) to celebrate Pi Day, including great short videos from Hank Green, James Grime, Veritasium and Physics Girl, Matt Parker, and (of course) Perimeter Institute.

/Mar 14, 2017

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