Pi Day Google Doodle: Here's How It Was Designed

Federico Mansilla
Marcha 14, 2018

Pi is the ratio between a circle's circumference and its diameter.

In 1988, physicist Larry Shaw first found the constant Pi which is often the most used constant in many various fields of mathematics, especially in geometry.

Google Doodle today celebrates the 30th anniversary of Pi Day.

In 2010 as well, a Google Doodle was dedicated to Pi Day. This year marks the 30th anniversary of Pi Day, observed annually on March 14 (3.14). Though modern mathematicians have calculated more than one TRILLION decimal places beyond the standard "3.14", pi is an irrational number that continues on to infinity.

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The award-winning pastry chef created the doodle using actual caramel apple pies. The Pilish dialect was invented, in which the numbers of letters in successive words matched the digits of pi. Wondering how? Draw a circle with a protractor and then measure its diameter or radius with a ruler. The website also has a record of the problems from previous years.

Pi does not belong in the category of normal numbers, at least it is believed so by Mathematicians. Ansel describes the process of cooking itself as a scientific process where one has to be precise, keep in mind volume and weight in a video to celebrate the Pi day.

Pi Day was first celebrated by physicist Larry Shaw at the Exploratorium in San Francisco nearly 30 years ago and incidentally in 2009, the United States House of Representatives voted in favour of designating 3/14 as Pi Day.

Also, the education office of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, California is hosting its fifth annual the "Pi in the Sky" challenge.

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