Persi Diaconis interviewed on BBC Radio 4 More or Less

Princeton author Persi Diaconis is one of the world’s top mathematicians and has been interviewed on BBC Radio 4’s More or less about the new book he recently co-authored with Ron Graham, Magical Mathematics: The Mathematical Ideas that Animate Great Magic Tricks. In the interview, Persi explains the fascinating maths behind a magic trick that he developed himself, one which has even the BBC’s in-house magician baffled, until Persi explains it.

The full interview and a video of the card trick being performed can be found on the More or Less website. This is a great example of the many fun tricks discussed and explained in Magical Mathematics!