Recording: A Short Story of Pi: From Archimedes to Heisenberg
The number Pi has fascinated mankind from the early days of Mathematics. Even today, the number is surrounded with mystery. Arguably the most important of all mathematical constants, it appears in great abundance in formulas all over mathematics and physics. In this lecture we try to unveil the profound reasons why this is so; this tour will take us from Archimedes, with a detour through the complex numbers, to present-day physics.
In celebration of Pi Day, there will be free pizza at 12:30pm. First come first served!
This lecture is co-organized with the TU Library in tandem with the exhibition “Pi,” which will be on display from March 3rd till March 31st, 2014.