Bob Berman's strange universe: A piece of π
November 2008: Intelligent beings throughout the galaxy remain obsessed with 3.14.
Ever "chew on" a portion of π? It's not a piece of cake. Pi has obsessed and tortured minds for centuries. This Greek letter, of course, represents the relationship between a circle and its diameter. It's certainly known by smart aliens throughout the universe, since disks and spheres are everywhere.