Pi calculated to new record of 62.8 trillion figures claims Swiss scientists

August 19, 2021

Scientists in Switzerland have set a new record for the value of the mathematical constant pi. With the help of powerful supercomputers, the scientists in Switzerland have obtained the mathematical constant pi (π) down to 62.8 trillion digits. This approximation beat the previous world record of 50 trillion decimal places, and was performed 3.5 times quicker.
The supercomputer took 108 days and 9 hours to complete the calculations, according to a statement from the country’s Graubünden University of Applied Sciences. According to the university’s Center for Data Analytics, Visualization and Simulation, the time it took to set the new record was three-and-a-half times faster than the previous record set in 2020 and almost twice as fast as Google’s record in 2019.
The research team has applied to the Guinness Book of World Records and plans to reveal the full results once it’s certified. They did, however, reveal their last 10 digits: 7817924264.
The ratio of the circumference to the diameter of a circle is expressed in pi. The first 10 digits of the value of the constant are 3.141592653. The pie is said to be mysterious because its exact value could not be determined.
The question may arise, if the value after the decimal continues to infinity, then why are researchers so interested in this! The Swiss scientists said the experience gained from the standardization could be used in other fields, such as RNA analysis or fluid dynamics simulation.

-With livescience.com input

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