# The Life of Pi

#### by Professor Jonathan Borwein FRSC

Institution: Dalhousie University
Date: Wed 5th October 2005
Time: 11:00 AM
Location: Russell Love Theatre, Richard Berry Building

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.