Cronut Maker Rolls Out Google's Pi Day Doodle

Cronut Maker Rolls Out Google's Pi Day Doodle

Commemorating the day, Google has posted a doodle, which includes the more edible "Pie", baked by award-winning pastry chef, Dominique Ansel.

The International Pi Day is celebrated today, March 14th, the same day when, unfortunately, Stephan Hawking died.

Pi is a fundamental element of many mathematical fields, but most significantly Geometry.

The earliest proven use of a good approximation of the length of a circumference relative to the radius is 3+1/7 and it has been used at the construction of pyramids in Ancient Egypt.

Google shared behind-the-scene action of making the Google Doodle on Pi Day. It is the ratio between a circle's circumference to it's diameter.

This year's Pi Day is the 30th anniversary of its first commemoration back in 1988, when physicist Larry Shaw first organized the holiday in San Francisco based on the date - 3/14 - the first three digits of the infinite, irrational number that has been utilized in mathematics and science for thousands of years.

This year Google made a decision to mark the 30th occurrence of this event with a nod to "the number's delicious sounding name". It's an important part of the foundation of mathematics, most importantly geometry, where pi is key to equations calculating the area of a circle, A = π r, and the volume of a cylinder, V = π rh.

According to, Pi has been calculated to over one trillion digits beyond its decimal point. It was however, William Jones, a mathematician from Wales, who first gave the Greek letter its current mathematical definition.

The Pi constant was also celebrated in music and movies.

Archimedes has been the first to discover the first two decimals of the Pi number.

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