“The Mountains of Pi”

In class session #1 we discussed rational and irrational numbers. Specifically, we discussed the irrational number pi. I mentioned the work of two famous number theorists, David and Gregory Chudnovsky and their work on investigating the digits of pi. David and Gregory also happen to be our neighbors – they run the supercomputing lab across the street at NYU Poly (my alma mater). Unfortunately, there is not much recent material about them, but here is an interesting article from the New Yorker about them and their detective work:


Here is the page from Poly’s website: