Pi Smackdown at Perimeter Institute

A little friendly competition never hurt anyone, especially when it’s about something as beautiful as the infinite decimal places of pi.

In this intense showdown, “standup mathematician Matt Parker and Perimeter Institutes Tibra Ali go head-to-head in a battle to concisely describe the ratio of a circles circumference to its diameter. 
Given that pi was vital in the naming of Perimeter Institute (PI), were pleased to salute this beautiful irrational number and all of its endless decimal places.




About Perimeter Institute

Perimeter Institute is the world’s largest research hub devoted to theoretical physics. The independent Institute was founded in 1999 to foster breakthroughs in the fundamental understanding of our universe, from the smallest particles to the entire cosmos. Research at Perimeter is motivated by the understanding that fundamental science advances human knowledge and catalyzes innovation, and that today’s theoretical physics is tomorrow’s technology. Located in the Region of Waterloo, the not-for-profit Institute is a unique public-private endeavour, including the Governments of Ontario and Canada, that enables cutting-edge research, trains the next generation of scientific pioneers, and shares the power of physics through award-winning educational outreach and public engagement. 


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