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Happy Birthday Einstein … have some Pi!

If you follow the day/month/year time format you’ll be happy to know that it is Einstein’s birthday today!

Albert Einstein was born in Germany on 14 March 1879 and would have been 135 today. So, what kind of stuff do we owe to this awesome theoretical physicist? I think these websites may do a better job at explaining things than me:

1. The theory of relativity

2. E = mc^2

If you would like to do a little bit of research yourself, why not take a look at these items in the QUT Library collection?

Einstein: his life and universe / Walter Isaacson.

Einstein: a biography / Jürgen Neffe; translated from the German by Shelley Frisch.

The theory of relativity [electronic resource]: and other essays / Albert Einstein.

"entrance mathematician's building, TU-Berlin" By Holger Motzkau (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0)
“entrance mathematician’s building, TU-Berlin” By Holger Motzkau (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0)

Fans of the month/day/year time format will be gearing up to celebrate Pi Day!

pi or π represents the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter and is known as the number 3.14. Can you guess why it is celebrated on 14 March every year?

One of the most interesting things about pi is that its decimal numbers are infinite and they do not have a pattern to them. How many decimal places of pi can you recite from memory?

Make sure to take a moment on Pi Day to observe this rare time event:  3/14/15 at 9:26:53

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