Thursday, October 20, 2011

Seepy Can Do this in his Head

Short Sharp Science: Epic pi quest sets 10 trillion digit record: A pair of pi enthusiasts have calculated the largest chunk of the mathematical constant yet, reaching just over 10 trillion digits. Alexander Yee and Shigeru Kondo, respectively a computer scientist in the US and a systems engineer in Japan, fought hard-drive failures and narrowly missed widespread technical disruptions due to the Japan earthquake to break their previous Guinness world record of 5 trillion digits.

1 comment:

William RainCrow said...

I just want to know who had the job of counting the digits!