Happy (almost) Pi Day!
Tomorrow is Pi Day, a day that many researchers across GE Global Research enjoy celebrating, as Pi appears in the science and engineering we do here at GE. In my post on Pi Day last year, I shared some thoughts around how Pi helps us analyze and design products from jet engines to wind turbines, and many more. This year, we decided to take the sPI Cam around the research center to see how scientists and engineers across the center use Pi everyday.
Tomorrow on the blog, Andrew Barnes, an applied mathematician, will share with you footage caught on the sPI Cam around how our researchers utilize Pi each day inside the labs. Andrew will also blog about a few mathematical vignettes of Pi, showing how Pi marks major milestones of human intellectual history from antiquity to the present.
But before you go, check out the clip below. As GE’s Stump the Scientist, I have answered many questions from our curious viewers in the social media world for quite some time. In honor of Pi Day, I thought it would be a great chance to turn the (circular) table and ask you a question! You will find my question at the end of the short clip below. And wait… I have more news.
Stump the Scientist is now on twitter to provide you with another outlet to ask me your most pressing scientific questions. We will continue to look at the questions submitted through GE’s Facebook page, as well as those submitted via @StumpScientist and select one to answer in detail through the Stump the Scientist video series! If you know the answer to my Pi related question, please tweet it to @StumpScientist from now until 1:59 p.m. tomorrow. I will review the answers submitted and tweet back to those who provide the best answers!
Happy Pi Day!