Recommend Reading: The extra special Pi Day edition

Billy Steele
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Billy Steele
March 14th, 2015
Recommend Reading: The extra special Pi Day edition

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What better way to celebrate Pi Day than with Darren Aronofsky's 1998 film. If you haven't seen it, it's really quite good. The movie chronicles a number theorist who obsesses over numbers in an attempt to decode a pattern behind the stock market. I won't divulge any more info, but if you're looking for some weekend viewing, give this a shot. Oh, and here are a million digits of Pi.

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Your Life in Pi
Evelyn Lamb, Slate

Does everything that ever has or ever will exist appear somewhere in the string of non-repeating numbers that is Pi? Yes, and no... well, probably.

The Darren Aronofsky Retrospective: 'Pi'
by Christopher Runyon, Movie Mezzanine

Want to read up on Aronofsky's math-focused thriller? Here's a good place to start.

What is Pi, and How did it Originate?
by Steven Bogart, Scientific American

Where did Pi come from anyway? Leave it to college mathematics instructor Steven Bogart to explain the origins.

Top 5 American Classic Pies for Pi Day
Alexandra Penfold, Serious Eats

All that math talk making you hungry? Well, why not have a slice of pie to celebrate Pi Day. Serious Eats has a list of the top choices, but I'd suggest the Strawberry Rhubarb.

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