The Life of Pi
by Professor Jonathan Borwein FRSC
Abstract: he desire, and originally need, to calculate ever more accurate values of $\pi$, the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter, has challenged mathematicians for centuries and, especially recently, $\pi$ has provided fascinating examples of computational math. Pi, is also uniquely part of the popular imagination. I shall describe this history from its beginnings to the present time.
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