How Much Pi?

Emma Haruka Iwao, who works at Google, used Google Cloud computing to calculate 31.4 trillion digits of pi. This is the first time some used publicly available cloud software for an enormous pi calculation. Peter Trueb set the previous world record in 2016, calculating the digits of pi to 22.4 trillion digits. Emma loved pi…… Continue reading How Much Pi?

Chicken Heroes: Celia Payne

Cecilia Payne was the first person to earn a PhD in astronomy. A Russian-American astronomer, Otto Strauve  said hers was “the most brilliant PhD thesis ever written in astronomy.” Celia Payne Her mother refused to pay for her higher education, so she worked hard and won a scholarship to Cambridge University in England. But when…… Continue reading Chicken Heroes: Celia Payne

Prime Numbers Stand Out

Prime Numbers are natural numbers greater than one that cannot be formed by multiplying two smaller natural numbers. The new prime number is super long with 22,338,618 digits! So it has a nickname- M74207281, which seems equally long!   The millions upon millions of prime numbers that mathematicians have already found are a small part…… Continue reading Prime Numbers Stand Out