Suraj Srinivasan

(Department of Mathematics, University of Manitoba)

A Brief History Of Pi

Date Thursday, March 14, 2019

It is a special day for one of the most fundamental constants in mathematics! I will summarize the history of methods for approximating pi from antiquity to the modern day. Then I will highlight the appearance of pi in diverse areas of mathematics, including number theory, analysis, and statistics, and discuss some properties of pi, such as its transcendence over the rationals.