Day of Pi, March 14 - 3.14

I loved math when I was a kid and memorizing Pi out to 50 digits was a class exercise.  Today Mar 14, 2013 is a day to celebrate Pi.  3.14.  March 14.

SJMercury has the activities for local bay area kids.

Bay Area math enthusiasts to celebrate Pi Day

Updated:   03/14/2013 07:15:32 AM PDT



Numerical celebrations are planned throughout the Bay Area for the mathematical Pi Day on Thursday.

Pi Day is celebrated on the 14th day of the third month, which aligns with the first three digits of pi, 3.14, which is the ratio of a circle's circumference to its diameter.

Pi is an unending number, which has inspired several challenges including events at San Francisco's Mission and Washington high schools.

Students at a math class at Mission High School, located at 3750 18th St., will have a contest to see who can recite the most digits of pi, while another class at Washington High, located at 600 32nd Ave., will also have a Pi recitation contest -- all while eating plenty of pie, San Francisco school officials said.

Google has a Chrome hacking contest where the reward is $3.14159 Million.

Google Offers $3.14159 Million in Hacking Prizes


Whoever successfully cracks Google's Chrome operating system at this year's Pwnium hacking contest will walk away with a piece of the pi.

Google, which had previously offered totals of $1 million, then $2 million, in prizes for successful hacks, is upping the ante at the contest, to be held in March at the CanSecWest security conference in Vancouver, B.C. The company is offering a total of $3.14159 million in cash rewards.

That's a nod to pi, math's most intriguing irrational number, and to the added challenges that come with cracking Google's ever-improving security measures.

It's unlikely that any single hacker will get the whole pi. Instead, many contestants could win $110,000 for each temporary compromise of Chrome OS, or $150,000 for each compromise that survives a system reboot.

Not even thinking about it I bought Life of PI in 3D yesterday and watched it.

Still, “Life of Pi” is spellbinding while it lasts. Lee’s film can be appreciated as many things -- a post-Darwinian meditation on coexistence as the key to survival, a reflection on the spiritual nature of suffering and transcendence, a beguiling bait-and-switch on the vagaries of belief itself.

Mostly, though, “Life of Pi” is a trip -- in every transporting, liberating, mind-bending sense of the word.