People Think It’s an Interesting Coincidence That Stephen Hawking Died on Pi Day

Some people on the internet think Stephen Hawking couldn’t have calculated a better day to die.

The 76-year-old theoretical physicist, one of science’s most famous luminaries died on March 14, also known as National Pi Day — an annual day for scientists and mathematicians around the world to celebrate the value of pi that even includes deals on pizzas and actual pies. Suffice it to say that the noteworthy coincidence was not lost on the internet.

The date of Hawking’s death — 3/14 — is significant because 3.14 are the first three digits of pi, a bedrock of geometry. Specifically, it’s the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter. Naturally, the fact that science’s big celebration overlapped with the day the life of the party left us is making people geek out about the details.

As soon as news spread that Hawking died early Wednesday morning in London, people were quick to to connect the dots.

Stephen Hawking was #OldSchoolCool. He would pass away on #PiDay.

— Arturas Kerelis (@arturaskerelis) March 14, 2018

ON #PiDay 2018, I join @Perimeter & the world in sadness & express condolences to family and colleagues as we say goodbye to Stephen Hawking. Just like Pi never ends, your amazing mind has left our planet an endless legacy which you kindly shared with #WRAwesome and the world!

— Berry Vrbanovic (@berryonline) March 14, 2018

This Pi Day, remember the greatest Stephen Hawking #brotip:

“People who boast about their I.Q. are losers.”

— Brotips (@brotips) March 14, 2018

Stephen Hawking passed away on Pi Day. 3.14 #RIP #stephanhawking #PiDay #PiDay2018

— Space Agenda (@spaceagenda) March 14, 2018

And Twitter users also noted March 14 was also significant for another famous scientist — it’s Albert Einstein’s birthday.

Stephen Hawking has passed away on the Birthday of Albert Einstein. Coincidence?

#StephenHawking #PiDay

— Cameron Grant (@coolcambackup) March 14, 2018


Stephen Hawking died on March 14th aged 76.

Albert Einstein was born on March 14th & died aged 76.

Albert Einstein, born: 3/14
Stephen Hawking, died: 3/14
Pi Day: 3/14#PiDay #RIPStephenHawking 💔

— Leandri J van Vuuren (@Lean3JvV) March 14, 2018

People also remembered the way pop culture toasted Hawking, from his Star Trek cameo to his historic moment on The Simpsons.

Somber Pi Day today, with the passing of Stephen Hawking. His book “A Brief History of Time” is fantastic. (The first three chapters at least—after that I got totally lost and never came back.) Plus, great Simpsons cameo! via @youtube

— DJG (@DamonGulczynsk1) March 14, 2018

Stephen Hawking died on Pi day. *looks around for the edges of this holographic …read more

Source:: Time – Science


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