Crop Circle ‘inspired by most beautiful formula in mathematics’ Appears in Wiltshire

28 May, 2010 at 10:19 | Posted in Funny things :-), Science | 2 Comments
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By Matthew Moore

The circle, which is more than 300ft in diameter, was cut into a field of oil seed rape by Wilton Windmill at Wilton near Marlborough.

Experts say that the design may be connected to Euler’s Identity, a complex formula devised by the 18th Century Swiss mathematician Leonhard Euler.

Lucy Pringle, the crop circle researcher who photographed the formation from a helicopter after it appeared in the early hours of Saturday morning, said that each segment of the circle represented an element of the formula.

The pattern of dashes and spaces against each of the lines coming out of the centre forms the binary code for symbols and letters of the alphabet which feature in Euler’s Identity, it is claimed.

She said: “This is one of the most profound and complicated equations of the past 2,000 years, and we think the crop circle is some form of visual translation.”

The Wilton Windmill pattern is the latest in a long line of mathematical crop circles in Britain. In 2008 a coded image representing the first 10 digits of pi was discovered in a barley field in Wiltshire.

Read more: Crop circle ‘inspired by most beautiful formula in mathematics’ appears in Wiltshire – Telegraph.

Is crop circle pi from the sky or just another con?

Published Date: 18 June 2008
By Jenny Haworth

WHEN it comes to crop circles, a simple pattern is usually enough to grab attention.

But an elaborate design, which appeared in a barley field overnight, has even stunned scientists after it emerged it depicts the mathematical formula pi.

An astrophysicist saw the image posted on the internet and made the connection between the design of the crop circle and pi.

While some think the 250ft-wide design is a message from another world, most put the baffling circles down to hoaxers who have gone to extraordinary lengths to display their mathematical prowess.

The theory is that the circle, in a field near Barbury Castle in Wiltshire, south-west England, is a coded image of the first ten digits of pi; 3.141592654.

Read more: Is crop circle pi from the sky or just another con? –



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  1. people have claimed them to have been manmade but to me, the design itself has always been intellectually laid out and modern..

  2. ASCII
    3(2010), 2(2011), 1(2012) = 666
    3 x6 = 18
    Decodificación = 18
    011- 010-001 3:2-1
    base 8

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