Pi Day is March 14th!

Pi SymbolAs you probably know from math class, “π (sometimes written pi) is a mathematical constant that is the ratio of any Euclidean circle’s circumference to its diameter. π is approximately equal to 3.14. Many formulae in mathematics, science, and engineering involve π, which makes it one of the most important mathematical constants.” Pi is such a fascinating number that it has its own holiday. Pi Day is celebrated on March 14th, which also happens to be the birthday of Nobel Prize-winning physicist, Albert Einstein (March 14, 1879).

Albert Einstein

Albert Einstein is widely recognized not only as one of the greatest scientists, but as one of the most creative and influential thinkers, in history. He developed the ground-breaking Theory of Relativity and won the Noble Prize for Physics in 1921. For his accomplishments, he is considered the “father of modern physics.”

  • Biography — A brief biography from Nobelprize.org
  • Albert Einstein.biography — A more extensive biography of Einstein with images and videos from Biography.com
  • Einstein — An online exhibit from the American Museum of Natural History.
  • Einstein: Image and Impact — An digital exhibit about Einstein by the AIP Center for the History of Physics.
  • Albert Einstein Online — A compilation of lots of great links to information about Einstein’s life, his work, his writings, images and more
  • Numberplay: Einstein’s Riddle — “The following classic, which has appeared in a variety of incarnations over the years, was supposedly given its original form by Albert Einstein.” Can you solve it?
  • E=Mc2 — Einstein’s Theory of Relativity explained
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