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Today 3-14 is Einstein's birthday (1879). Tomorrow 3-15 is Greg B.'s birthday. Happy Birthday @Greg Bernhardt :)
So @Greg Bernhardt , that makes you 3? years old?PF started in spring of 2001. I was taking Physics II in high school my senior year.
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The dates 3-14 and 3-15 are commonly known as Pi Day and Pi Approximation Day, respectively. These dates are chosen because the mathematical constant pi (π) is approximately equal to 3.14, and Einstein's famous equation E=mc² involves the speed of light squared, which is approximately equal to 9 trillion (3²) meters per second. Therefore, these dates are a fun way to celebrate and honor both Greg B. and Einstein's contributions to science and mathematics.
Greg B. is a fictional character created by Larry Shaw, a physicist at the San Francisco Exploratorium. He is often referred to as the "Prince of Pi" and is known for throwing elaborate Pi Day celebrations at the Exploratorium. His birthday is celebrated on Pi Day because it falls on the same date as the mathematical constant pi (3.14).
Pi Approximation Day is celebrated on 3-15 because it represents the first three digits of pi (3.14) and is the closest approximation to the true value of pi (3.14159...). This date was chosen to honor the importance of approximations in mathematics and science.
Pi Day is celebrated in various ways in the scientific community. Some people may participate in math and pi-related activities, such as solving pi puzzles or reciting the digits of pi. Others may attend lectures or talks about the history and significance of pi. Some schools and universities may also hold special events or competitions related to pi on this day.
Yes, there are several other notable scientists and mathematicians with birthdays on 3-14 and 3-15. Some examples include mathematician Georg Cantor (3-14-1845), physicist and chemist Michael Faraday (3-15-1791), and Nobel Prize-winning physicist Albert Einstein (3-14-1879). Additionally, 3-14 is also the birthday of Stephen Hawking, another famous physicist who was born in 1942.