Celebrating Pi Day the NYSCI Way

The New York Hall of Science and our Explainers joined other pi enthusiasts around the world to celebrate Pi Day, March 14, 2016.

Pi (Greek letter “π”) is the symbol used in mathematics to represent a constant — the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter — which is approximately 3.14159.

Topology Ropes
Free yourself from ropes, not with smoke screens or magic, but with the power of topology, the mathematical study of surfaces.

Twenty-One Cards
Math is all around us and can even be used to read your mind. Stop by and try this 21 Card trick, but remember the secret is all in the numbers.

Around the Universe
The planets in our Solar System orbit the Sun in the shape of an ellipse. Find out what that means and why they’re stuck that way at NYSCI.

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