A Gathering for Gardner

Martin Gardner was a writer specializing in recreational mathematics.  His monthly column in Scientific American from 1956-1981 had a profound impact, attracting many young people into mathematics.  In celebration of what would have been Martin Gardner’s 97th birthday, there will be Celebration of Mind gatherings all over the world on Friday, October 21st. These events are intended to highlight Martin’s life and work, and continue his pursuit of a playful and fun approach to Mathematics, Science, Art, Magic, Puzzles and all of his other interests and writings. Everyone is encouraged to bring a magic trick, puzzle, recreational mathematics problem or story about Martin to share.  Join us on Friday, October 21, 2011, 2:30 p.m.— 4:00 p.m.  in 108 Neville Hall.  For more information, contact Rick Eason or Robert Franzosa.  More information on the global event can be found here.