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Mathematicians Want to Say Goodbye to Pi

I was always bad at math in school, but there was always one thing even the worst math students could remember: pi equals about 3.14. Now the importance of pi in mathematics is being challenged. So take that seventh grade math teacher. Last year, Palais’ followers gave the new constant, 2pi, a name: tau. Since then, [...]

What Does Tau Sound Like?

(YouTube link) Remember that “What Pi Sounds Like” video that went around in March? Well, Michael John Blake is at it again, just in time for Tau Day (6/28, get it? 6.28…? Yeesh, tough crowd.) Tau (?) equals 2? or 6.28…. For this video, Blake uses only the first 126 digits. If you like What Tau [...]