RGU CompSoc

Robert Gordon University Computer Society

Happy Pi Day + Happy Birthday Albert Einstein

Generally most people celebrate Pi Day by eating pie at 1.59pm in the day on the 14th March (3.14159). Once the pie has all been eaten many societies sit down to a showing of the film Pi (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0138704). There’s lots of interesting stuff floating around on the Internet about Einstein, here’s just one http://www.leydenscience.org/mreeves/relativity/notes/Einsteinlifetimes.ppt

Some interesting links about pi
http://www.piday.org (National Pi Day Website).
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pi (nice image of a Pi symbol on the ground at the entrance to math building in Berlin!!).
http://www.buzzle.com/articles/interesting-facts-about-pi.html
http://facts.randomhistory.com/2009/07/03_pi.html
http://www.stumblerz.com/pi-fun-facts/
http://www.coolsciencefacts.com/2006/pi.html
http://www.strange-facts.info/interesting-facts-about-pi (watch the video)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eDiSYp_51iY (pi song)

Classic example of generating Pi on a Parallel Machine
http://dos.iitm.ac.in/Vishwa/GCCourse/suneetha/picalc.html
https://computing.llnl.gov/tutorials/parallel_comp/#ExamplesPI

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