Today’s Doodle is an image of ingredients used to bake pi-inspired dish, salted caramel apple pie, courtesy of Cronut creator and pastry pioneer Dominique Ansel.
Pi day was first celebrated at the Exploratorium in San Francisco by Larry Shaw, a physicist, with his peers and staff.
Interestingly, Albert Einstein’s birth anniversary falls on March 14, which is also celebrated at Princeton University by organizing an annual Einstein look-alike contest
March 14th will also mark the death anniversary of Stephen Hawking, the physicist who reshaped cosmology. He died at age 76.
As sad a day as it is to lose one of the most influential minds in history, Stephen Hawking. It couldn't be more fitting for it to be Pi Day.
Here’s how Twitter reacted to the connection between Pi day and Stephen Hawking’s passing away.
Wow. Stephen Hawking went out on pi day. Respect.— colton dunn (@captdope) March 14, 2018
Quite a day, March 14th.— IM????HIM (@ziyatong) March 14, 2018
It's Pi day.
And the day we lost Stephen Hawking.#RIP
So symbolic that Stephen Hawking died on Pi day :(— Edwin Lacierda (@dawende) March 14, 2018
Stephen Hawking.— Kirsten Nelson (@nelsonKirsten) March 14, 2018
What an expansive gift he shared with the universe. And it’s Pi Day in England. So he left us with a wink. #RIP
On the date Galileo was born, Richard Feynman died. On the date Galileo died, Hawking was born. On the date Einstein was born, Stephen Hawking died (also, Pi Day). Universe is full of surprises.— Rama Mamuaya (@rampok) March 14, 2018
Stephen Hawking passing away on Pi Day is the most Stephen Hawking thing ever. RIP to a brilliant mind.— Tim Williams (@realtimwilliams) March 14, 2018
Stephen Hawking died on #PiDay.— Alternative NOAA (@altNOAA) March 14, 2018
I wonder if he had that planned...
First Published: 14 Mar 2018 11:09 AM