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Why Pi ?

Why did we chose Pi (π) as our logo? 

First, We chose Pi (π) as our logo because Pi (π) is constant, infinite, yet simple and complex. These are the same qualities of Pi Chai. You can taste the difference from your very first sip. 

Second, The beauty of mathematics and science is everywhere and in everything we do, including making and creating Pi Chai. We chose to honor our relationship with mathematics by choosing its most important and intriguing number…Pi (π) 

Lastly, “Pi” just rhymed nicely with “Chai”.

Contemplate Pi While Drinking Your Chai

Here are some fun Pi (π) facts:

  • Circumference/diameter = π = 3.1415926535............

  • Pi is an irrational number, and has an infinite number of digits with no repeating pattern.

  • Pi-Day (3.14) is also Albert Einstein's Birthday. Einstein's field equation relating the curvature of spacetime to energy sources, which serves as the bedrock principle of general relativity, includes Pi (π).

  • Stephen Hawking passed away on Pi Day (3.14) 2018. Einstein was born on Pi Day and now Hawking passed on this very same day...coincidence? Either way, Pi Day is now synonymous with the leading theoretical physicists in all of history.

  • Announced on March 14, 2019, Pi Day, Emma Haruka Iwao smashes Pi world record of 31.4 trillion digits with the help of Google’s cloud computing service. The calculation required 170TB of data and took 25 virtual machines 121 days to complete. How long would it take to say 31.4 trillion digits…332,064 years. This takes over the previous world record in 2016 by R&D scientist Peter Trueb, who used a computer to calculate pi to 22,459,157,718,361 digits.

  • Suresh Kumar Sharma currently holds the world record for remembering the value of Pi at 70030 digits.

  • There are 6 nines in a row at position 763, which is known as the Feynman Point.

  • Pi is the ratio of a circle's circumference to its diameter, and this ratio is constant regardless of the circle's size.

  • "Pi" is the 16th letter of the Greek alphabet just as "P" is the 16th of our alphabet.

  • William Jones introduced the symbol "π" in 1706, and it was later popularized by Leonhard Euler in 1737.

  • One of the earliest known records of Pi was written by an Egyptian scribe named Ahmes (c. 1650 B.C.) on what is now known as the Rhind Papyrus. He was off by less than 1% of the modern approximation of Pi (3.141592).

  • Only 39 digits past the decimal are needed to accurately calculate the spherical volume of our entire universe.