Just in time for Pi Day on March 14, a Google employee has smashed the Guinness World Record for the most digits of pi.
Emma Haruka Iwao leveraged Google’s vast computer infrastructure to compute the famous figure to 31.4 trillion decimal places, breaking the previous record by roughly 9 trillion digits.
Pi – an irrational number is the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter, which does not limit the amount of numbers to be calculated.
Breaking the Pi world record has been the engineer’s dream since she was a child. Calculating the digit to more decimal places is only limited by processing capacity, so the record will almost certainly be broken again as technology advances.