In their quest to model particle interactions more simply, scientists have developed a new representation of the constant Pi. This advance makes it possible to use values โโclose to reality without having to memorize millions of digits.

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### The emergence of a new representation of Pi

The development of this new form of Pi relies on a mathematical series, a structured sequence of terms that tend toward a single expression or that diverge. In their recent work, physicists apply principles of quantum mechanics to develop a model that simplifies but preserves the precision of complex calculations.

### Optimization in contemporary science

Optimization is a key concept here. Think of how videos on the Internet load in blocks of similar colors, or how classical animators combined fixed bodies with moving parts. This process is reflected in many aspects of our daily lives and in optimization behaviors. In their paper, Saha and Sinha integrate two preexisting ideas in mathematics and science: the Feynman diagram, which explains particle dispersion, and the Euler beta function for dispersion in string theory. What they end up with is a series that, while abstract, generalizes into concrete equations.

### Convergence to Pi

Some series diverge, but others converge to an approximate concrete result. This is where Pi comes in. The digits of Pi extend to infinity, and Pi is an irrational number, meaning it cannot be represented precisely by a whole fraction. However, it can be represented efficiently by a series, allowing calculations that are beyond the capabilities of standard calculators.

### Advances since the 1970s

In the 1970s, this line of research was briefly explored but abandoned due to its complexity. Today, thanks to advances in mathematical analysis, Sinha and Saha have been able to remodel an existing model with modified terms, finding convergence to the value of Pi with far fewer terms than expected.

### Implications for future research

Their work now makes it possible to run the series and use it for further work. This illustrates the collaborative and ongoing nature of mathematical theory, even when it results in a working model that could help scientists solve complex problems.

### The Joy of Pure Theory

Doing this kind of work, while it has no immediate application in everyday life, provides the sheer pleasure of theorizing for the sake of theorizing, Sinha said.

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Source: Popularmechanics