Summary: : A 2000-Year Search Changes Direction
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One of the charms of mathematics is that it is possible to make elementary discoveries about objects that have
been studied for millenia. A most striking example occurred recently when David Bailey of NASA/Ames and
Peter Borwein and Simon Plouffe of the Centre for Experimental and Computational Mathematics at Simon
Fraser University (henceforth, BBP) discovered a remarkable, and remarkably simple new formula for . Here is