SFU Math & Stats Newsletter

A piece of pi: SFU mathematicians set two world records for calculating pi


SFU Mathematics and Statistics Newsletter

June 1995


A team of mathematicians from Simon Fraser University, working with a colleague in Japan, has calculated the value of pi to a new world record of almost 4,294,967,286 decimal places. A print-out of the number, expressed at six digits per centimetre, would stretch more than 7,000 kilometres.

A description of the pi calculation experiments can be found at http://wayback.cecm.sfu.ca/~pborwein.

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