On the eve of “π Day,” a hush has fallen on the mathematical internet. Everyone is gearing up, getting ready to celebrate the beauty of the transcendental number π. Indeed, π is an amazing number. I have a book coming out in October about the geometric problems of antiquity (Tales of Impossibility: The 2000-Year Quest…

# Tag: pi day

## Happy tau day!

It is 6/28! Happy tau day—a day that is twice as fun a pi day! Let’s celebrate our new favorite mathematical constant: Remember, as Bob Palais told us, is wrong! I’m a fan of tau.

## Congress designates 3/14 National Pi Day

In the news: Ya can’t make it up: House praises pi National Pi Day? Congress makes it official Here’s the vote on C-Span. The vote was 391 yeas, 10 nays, 30 not voting. Who were the 10 Representatives who voted against it? Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) Jeff Flake (R-Arizona) Dean Heller (R-Montana) Timothy Johnson (R-Illinois) Jeff…