You’ve no doubt heard of the number ‘Pi’, but have you ever stopped to think about why it appears everywhere in maths and science? How did we know its value before computers? And is it really our best chance of communicating with aliens? Dr Tom Crawford aka the 'Naked Mathematician' will answer these questions - and more – in a special talk celebrating ‘Pi Day’ on March 14th (the date is 3-14 which corresponds to the first three digits of Pi in case you were wondering…)
To celebrate this Pi Day, learn more about this irrational and transcendental number, which has been calculated to over one trillion digits beyond its decimal point!
Ages 12+ (there will be no full frontal nudity)
Dr Tom Crawford is a maths tutor at the University of Oxford with a mission to share his love of maths with the world. His award-winning website tomrocksmaths.com features videos, podcasts, articles and puzzles designed to make maths more entertaining, exciting and enthralling for all. Whether he’s performing live as the Naked Mathematician, telling you the fun facts about numbers, with his Funbers series on the BBC, or getting another maths tattoo (6 and counting), it’s safe to say Tom is always finding new ways to misbehave with numbers! Be sure to follow him on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube @tomrocksmaths for the latest updates.
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