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News from the world of maths: Mathematical mind reading on pi day

Wednesday, March 03, 2010

Mathematical mind reading on pi day

To celebrate pi day on the 14th of March 2010, a mathematician and a magician will attempt to pull off what promises to be the world's largest live online magic trick — and you can join in via Twitter!

The mathematician James Grime and the magician Brian Brushwood will exploit the magical power of mathematics to read your mind over the internet. Visit the pi day magic website for instructions on how to join up to this record-breaking attempt, and watch this space for an explanation of how it's done to be published after the event.

The trick will be part of the Cambridge Science Festival, which runs from the 8th to the 21st of March 2001.

posted by Plus @ 10:00 AM

7 Comments:

At 3:55 PM, Blogger Max said...

You mean the pi day on the 14th of March, right? 3.14? Not today...

 
At 5:42 PM, Anonymous Martin said...

Hey Plus-team, shouldn't it say March 14th?

 
At 10:24 AM, Blogger Plus said...

Thanks Max and Martin, you're right, it's March 14th! Sorry!!

 
At 7:51 PM, OpenID Schneider said...

Cool :)

 
At 8:00 PM, Anonymous vIQleS said...

What's March 14th (14/03/10) got to do with Pi?

I'm confused...

:-P

 
At 8:53 AM, Anonymous Plus said...

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At 9:10 AM, Blogger Plus said...

Americans write the date with the month first, so March 14 becomes 3/14 and that's the first three digits in the decimal expansion of Pi 3.141....

 

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