## Forget Pi Day. We should be celebrating Tau Day

Today is Pi Day, perhaps the most popular of geeky holidays. But I’m here to tell you that Pi Day is wrong — or rather, the entire idea of pi as a mathematical concept is wrong. It’s easy enough to see why people like Pi Day: the whole thing starts with a mathematical pun of sorts (The date is written as 3/14 in American notation. Pi starts with the digits 3.14. You get it.) It’s an easy, fun ritual to see how many digits you can pointlessly memorize of the famously never-ending, never-repeating number (even though 39 digits is more than sufficient for almost any calculations you’ll ever need). Plus pi sounds like pie, and who doesn’t like pie? ? as a number is bad, and therefore, so is the entire misguided day dedicated to its... Continue reading…

### Forget Pi Day. We should be celebrating Tau Day

**Wed 14 Mar 18** from ScienceNews

### People Think It’s an Interesting Coincidence That Stephen Hawking Died on Pi Day

It's also Albert Einstein's birthday

**Wed 14 Mar 18** from TIME

### Pi Day: Why some people refuse to celebrate 14 March and won't observe the maths-themed day

**Tue 13 Mar 18** from The Independent

### Stop celebrating Pi Day, and embrace Tau as the true circle constant

**Wed 14 Mar 18** from The Verge

### Stephen Hawking's death converges with Pi Day, Einstein's birthday

In what may be regarded as an astounding coincidence, famed theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking died on Pi Day, March 14, the day each year when scientists and mathematicians celebrate the ...

**Wed 14 Mar 18** from FOXNews

### This Pi Day, Calculate the Value of Pi for Yourself

You just have to add up all the rectangles.

**Wed 14 Mar 18** from Wired Science

### Google doodle celebrates Pi Day

Pi is useful in every field of science as it's used for calculations involving the volume and surface area of spheres

**Wed 14 Mar 18** from The Hindu

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