Exploratorium, Math Fans Celebrate Pi Day

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Exploratorium, Math Fans Celebrate Pi Day

Couple celebrating “pi” at the Exploratorium (credit: exploratorium.edu)

SAN FRANCISCO (BCN) – San Francisco’s Exploratorium and math enthusiasts around the world are celebrating all things Pi on Wednesday.

Pi, the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter, begins with 3.14, hence the annual celebration on March 14 and continues infinitely without repeating.

The Exploratorium’s celebration includes Pi limericks, Pi chanting, a Pi processional and, of course, pie.

Pi Day founder and retired Exploratorium physicist Larry Shaw will help host the event, and Shaw, along with other museum officials, will discuss the history of Pi and how it is calculated.

The Pi festivities begin at 1 p.m. at the museum, located at the Palace of Fine Arts at 3601 Lyon Street.

More information about the events, visit:

Exploratorium

3601 Lyon Street
San Francisco, CA 94123
(415) 561-0360

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