News from the world of maths: Mathematical mind reading on pi day
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 recordbreaking 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, Max said...

You mean the pi day on the 14th of March, right? 3.14? Not today...
 At 5:42 PM, Martin said...

Hey Plusteam, shouldn't it say March 14th?
 At 10:24 AM, Plus said...

Thanks Max and Martin, you're right, it's March 14th! Sorry!!
 At 7:51 PM, Schneider said...

Cool :)
 At 8:00 PM, vIQleS said...

What's March 14th (14/03/10) got to do with Pi?
I'm confused...
:P  At 8:53 AM, said...

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 At 9:10 AM, 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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Magic and Math!
How exciting to see math and magic come together for an online interactive magic experience. It's too bad there aren't more high quality interactive magic tricks online where the user is not only experiences magic the first time but after repeat viewings still has no idea quite how they managed to perform magic for themselves.
Shane Cobalt