Mathematicians Of The Day

14th March

Because of the representation (in the US notation) of today as 3.14, today is π\pi day. It was first celebrated in California in 1988 and in 2009 the US House of Representatives gave it official recognition. Caltech students get up early (or stay up late) to consume pies at 1.59 am.

On this day in 2003 Google released an Einstein doodle.

Click on for a poster.

Quotation of the day

From Albert Einstein
Everything that is really great and inspiring is created by the individual who can labor in freedom.
Quoted in H Eves Return to Mathematical Circles (Boston 1988).