Happy International Pi Day! On 14 March, the world celebrated this mathematical constant because 3/14 matches the first three digits of pi – 3.14. To mark the occasion, Hannah Devlin invites the mathematician and comedian Matt Parker to talk about Pi, maths and his new book, Humble Pi: A Comedy of Maths Errors. They discuss maths anxiety, how much today’s world relies on number crunching and what happens when we get it wrong.

Portrait of Matt Parker, standup comedy maths 'nerd', for New Review, at the School of Mathematical Sciences, Queen Mary University of London, Mile End, London, 10/05/2013
Sophia Evans for The Observer

Photograph: Sophia Evans/The Observer


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