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Rochester Review
March–April 2011
Vol. 73, No. 4

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MATHEMATICSIrrational Exuberance
piday (Photo: Adam Fenster)

PI CHART: Lucia Petito ’12, a mathematics and applied music (violin performance) major, and Alicia Cornelia ’12, a mathematics major, hoist a banner in celebration of Pi Day on March 14. The Society of Undergraduate Mathematics Students (SUMS) plans a day of festivities—including a problem-solving contest for local high school students, a miniresearch conference, and a pie-throwing event—to salute the famed irrational number, the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter.