Martin Gardner, an acclaimed popular mathematics and science writer and author of Undiluted Hocus-Pocus: The Autobiography of Martin Gardner, would have had his 99th birthday this month. In honor of this special occasion, the mathematical community is putting together a number of birthday celebrations.
MoMath joins the fun on October 26th from 10:00 – 5:00 with a Celebration of the Mind.
At this family-friendly event, math fans of all ages will enjoy some close-up magic tricks, explore favorite Gardner puzzles, and make their own hexaflexagon to take home (how many people can say they have their own hexaflexagon?!). As an added challenge, try to spot the two exhibits that Gardner asked Museum directors to include in MoMath.
Later that evening, MoMath will welcome Martin Gardner’s son James Gardner and a panel of experts for a discussion:
Event: | Who is Martin Gardner? A Conversation with Friends, Colleagues, and Family |
Date and Time: | Saturday, October 26, 6:30 pm |
What is it? | A panel of people who knew Martin Gardner well will share their favorite stories about him and reveal just how important his contributions have been to mathematics and to math lovers around the world. Ask questions, talk with the presenters, and share your own memories and stories. |
Who is participating? |
James Gardner (University of Oklahoma, Martin Gardner’s son) John Conway (Emeritus Professor of Mathematics, Princeton University) Mark Setteducati (President, Gathering 4 Gardner) Neil Sloane (The OEIS Foundation and Rutgers University) Colm Mulcahy (Spelman College and Author of Mathematical Card Magic: Fifty-Two New Effects) |
Location: |
National Museum of Mathematics 11 East 26th Street, New York, NY 10010 |
Contact: | (212) 542-0566 | info@momath.org |
Space will fill up for this event, so please pre-register here: http://momath.org/about/
There are many Celebration of Mind events taking place around the world. Check out the map (http://celebrationofmind.org/) to find events close to you.