As if most of us weren’t already humbled by the work of super-smart people with skills we can never realistically hope to obtain, a Japanese mathematician calculated the value of Pi to ten trillion digits.
On his homemade computer, Shigeru Kondo beat his own record of 5 million digits, which was the previous high (that he had set last year).
For anybody unfamiliar with math or pi, it calculates the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter, and is notorious for its never-ending, never finished calculations.
I can’t begin to imagine how to calculate it to ten trillion digits. In fact, it hurts my head just thinking about it.
But nice work, Mr. Kondo. We’re all humbled.
Via Telegraph UK.