A crop circle in England depicts pi, an essential math formulation, accurately to ten decimal places in a huge crop circle near Barbury Castle, an Iron Age fort.

The crop circle depicts pi mystery was solved by astrophysicist Mike Reed who said it “clearly shows a coded image representing the first ten digits of Pi – the ratio of the circumference of a circle to the diameter.”

“The tenth digit of pi in the crop circle at Banbury Castle has even been correctly rounded up. ‘The little dot near the centre is the decimal point. The code is based on ten angular segments, with the radial jumps being the indicator of each segment.”

After working out the sequence, Mr Reed produced the accompanying diagram. The image is an example of what is known as a fractal, or geometric pattern.

Fractals have been a staple of crop circle designs for many years, the most well known being the Mandelbrot Set or the Julia Set, which appeared 12 years ago in Avebury Trusloe, Wiltshire.

No evidence of human constuction was found at the Banbury Castle crop circle which measures 165 yards across and accurately depicts pi to ten decimal places.

## Leave a reply