Swiss scientists using a supercomputer have calculated the constant of pi with an accuracy of 62.8 trillion digits after the decimal point. About it informs Graubünden Graduate School of Applied Sciences (Switzerland).
Calculating Pi took 108 days and nine hours – the supercomputer completed the calculations on August 14th. This is almost twice as fast as the record set by Google in 2019 (over 31 trillion characters), and also 3.5 times faster than the previous record in 2020. Then the American scientist Timothy Mullikan counted more than 50 trillion digits after the decimal point. Researchers from Switzerland now expect their data to be confirmed by the Guinness Book of Records.
Pi is a mathematical constant and is defined as the ratio of the circumference of a circle to the length of its diameter. Despite the fact that the decimal representation of pi is infinite and does not repeat itself, scientists believe that the experience gained from calculations is useful in many areas of science, including in the analysis of RNA.