Pi Day 2017 is officially here – but ORCID and our community have been partying irrationally for the past few weeks, building up to our very own #ORCIDPi Day, when we celebrated our 3,141,593rd registrant!
We’re delighted to announce that our Pi registrant is Professor Olaf Weyl of the South African Institute for Aquatic Biodiversity, a research facility of member organization the National Research Foundation (South Africa)! Professor Weyl will be receiving his own personalized ORCID t-shirt, a box of delicious ORCID cookies, and some ORCID items to bake his own pie… Professor Olaf commented that he is “proud to be Pi”!
To celebrate with our wider community, we launched the #ORCIDPiDay countdown together with an online competition for the best pie pictures and tweets. Thanks to everyone who to everyone who took part; the lucky winners are:
Best Pie – Mathis O Riehle
Best Tweet – Simon Kerridge
Special Mention – Oxford PharmaGenesis
(100/166 employees signed up for an ORCID during the run-up to ORCID Pi Day!)
Special Mention – Karama Neal
(The perfect Pi Day music!)
We’ve also taken advantage of this opportunity to thank our 25 oldest members with Pi Day cookies – not to mention thanking our Board with these delicious pies baked by Laure Haak, our Executive Director!
You might think after so many pies we could barely move? Wrong! To celebrate our 3,141,593 registrant we also launched a Spotify Playlist featuring the best Pi -and of course pie- songs.
ORCID has come a long way since 2012 – from zero to Pi – and today we want to thank you all and wish you a happy (ORCID) Pi Day!