


History of the website The story began in november 96 when my best friend and I have found the algorithm of Archimedes by ourselves, and unexpectedly, while drawing polygons into a cricle (that rings a bell doesn't it ?). Afterwards, we have constructed a small sum giving Pi and have decided that it would be fun to track all the sums and algorithms giving Pi... (of course it's an infinite set...). Of course, I had to let it go a little bit during the following years in order to pass many exams but my passion for Pi never vanished. When I enter the ENSAI (a school in statistics), I enjoyed Internet at home for the first time in my life and the idea to create a website came naturally. At that time, rerouces about Pi were rare moreover, I really had to do something on my own means... I worked the whole year 1999 on this website (hum, well, in my school too) and I really hope you'll enjoy it (i know, it sounds as a cliche but I really hope so). There are likely numerous mistakes in maths but it is not my job so be tolerant and let me know by sending an email. Tinybio My parents  thanks to them  soon told me that I really should enter a "classe prépa" (intensive classroom for engineer schools) because the baccalaureat leads to nothing nowadays. I'm 17 and my life has changed ! After two years of neuronsburning, I succeeded in the competition to enter the ENSAI (a school in statistics) whose building really has a beautiful architecture ! It was in britany near Rennes where I finally stayed 7 years... Indeed, I discovered biological research during a summer internship and finally commited to a PhD at the LTSI (Rennes) in the auditory domain. I wasn't good enough to do research in maths but it is finally even better, I really have the feeling to be useful as a statistician playing with biological data. This is still about numbers, they're just show up from the auditory cortex activity ! I finally defended my thesis on march 4th, 2005... A beautiful day. All my beloved relatives and friends were present. Yet, it was time to think about the future. In order to get a research position in France, you really have to make a postdoctorate abroad. I found a lab in Calgary, Canada (Eggermont's lab) where I really enojyed these two years. Two more years in Orsay (France) to fill the CV and finally, yessss, I got a job at the CNRS as a neuroscientist !!!! I'm not alone in this adventure (thanks to my dear Alexandra). And I promise I won't betray my friend Pi despite of these new responsabilities. Happy memories boris@pi314.net 