Pi: Scientists reveal unknown dimension of numbers

Swiss researchers have calculated the circle number pi more accurately than ever before. What is particularly interesting is their path to outcome.

A Swiss research team has uncovered more than 12 trillion decimals of the circle number Pi.  Photo: Panthermedia.net/a4ndreas

A Swiss research team has uncovered more than 12 trillion decimals of the circle number Pi.

Photo: Panthermedia.net/a4ndreas

3.141 … and you usually do not know much more when it comes to the decimals of the circular number Pi. It takes researchers from Switzerland with it pi however, more precisely. Much, much, much more precisely. A team at the Center for Data Analytics, Visualization and Simulation (DAViS) at Graubünden University of Applied Sciences has presented the most accurate calculation to date of the circular number Pi with 62.8 trillion digits behind the coma. This is a new world record. The Swiss have clearly surpassed the old record: the existing record was 50 trillion digits.

The team has thus managed to take a look behind the curtain of mathematics: 12.8 trillion hitherto unknown figures of Pi have now been revealed. The ten last known digits in Pi are now: 7817924264.

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