is Professor of Mathematics at
Spelman College, Atlanta, GA,
where he has taught since 1988, serving as chair of the
He is on leave for the academic year 2013-14, visiting The American University, but
is always reachable on email.
Click for Guardian piece and Irish tour Mar 2014.
He hopes you are half as excited about Mathematics Awareness Month as he is, as
then he'll be twice as excited as you are!
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(from Celebration of Mind resources)
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Math’s Best Friend, Martin Gardner (Scientific American)
29 Oct 2013
The Magic of Math (American Univ)
25 Oct 2013
Martin Gardner–The Best Friend Mathematics Ever Had (Huff Post)
20 Oct 2013
All Squared, Number 8 (Aperiodical)
6 Oct 2013
All Squared, Number 7 (Aperiodical)
29 Sep 2013
Inspired by Math (Wild About Math)
21 Sep 2013
Let the Mathemagic Begin (Math Tango)
15 Sep 2013
Spelman’s Own ‘Mathemagician’ (Inside Spelman)
5 Sep 2013
Ireland, 10–15 Mar
(book signings and talks)
Gathering 4 Gardner 11, Atlanta, GA, 19–23 Mar
(book signing and talk on Math Awareness Month)
MAA Distinguished Lecture at Carriage House, 6:30pm Tue, 1 Apr 2014
(Math Awareness Month kick-off talk on Martin Gardner)
Allegheny Mountain Section of the MAA,
Westminster College, New Wilmington, PA, 4pm, Fri, 4 Apr 2014
(talk on Martin Gardner and Math Awareness Month)
USA Science & Eng Fest, Washington, DC, 24, 26–27 Apr 2014
(Martin Gardner Centennial Booth)
(AK Peters/CRC Press, 380 pages, 128 illustrations, Aug 2013)
"Filled with many original ideas that will keep mathematicians and magicians busy for a very long time" — Arthur Benjamin
"A lot of fun. It's clever, instructive, and clear. Learn some tricks. Learn some math. Impress your friends." — John Allen Paulos
"A stimulating collection of novel card magic tricks that .... form a wonderful introduction to important ideas in combinatorics" — Ronald Graham
"A must for your magic library" — Lennart Green
With the late Martin Gardner, in Oklahoma, Mar 2007. The famed writer was a sweet, unassuming and generous man. He played a significant role in enriching the intellectual climate of a nation during the space race era, turning tens of thousands of people on to the joys of creative thinking. In a sense, he did for mathematics what Julia Child did for French cooking. His legacy is celebrated every Oct with Celebration of Mind parties worldwide.
With Ethan Brown, in NYC, Aug 2013, at the first MOVES conference at the groundbreaking Museum of Math. Though he's only starting 9th grade, Ethan is already an energetic blogger, and a protégé of Art Benjamin. He's a total whiz at magic square completion and can do amazing mental arithmetic feats.
With Ron Graham and Persi Diaconis, in San Diego, Jan 2013, at a book signing for their beautiful and inspirational Magical Mathematics: The Mathematical Ideas that Animate Great Magic Tricks (Princeton University Press, 2011) deservedly won the 2013 2013 Euler Book Prize. The wonderful mathematics and magic in that tome is much more sophisticated than that found in Mathematical Card Magic: Fifty-Two New Effects.
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