Pi Day 2013: Happy Birthday, Albert Einstein

It’s Pi Day 2012 — and also the theoretical physicist Albert Einstein’s birthday. What does pi have to do with Einstein? We can think of 3.14159 ways…

aNewDomain.net –Updated March 14, 2013 — One of the most interesting things about Pi Day — the annual celebration of that irrational number beginning 3.1459 that happens every year March 14 and culminates at 1:59 PT — is that the date also happens to be the birthday of legendary physicist Albert Einstein (1879-1955).

The native German scientist escaped Nazi persecution in 1933 and went on to bring the world the Theory of General Relativity among his other achievements too numerous to mention. And yes, pi figures into the many equations he brought us, including the Maxwell-Einstein cosmological equation below.