Following the example of the prolific Martin Gardner, Gathering for Gardner inspires fun and wonder for recreational mathematics, magic, puzzles, and art.
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The Conference (Even Years)
G4G is a conference, a foundation, and a community of people who share some of Martin Gardner's many interests. He was an amateur mathematician, a puzzler, a professional magician, a debunker of pseudoscience, and a popular writer about all of these topics. He wrote more than 65 books and published a column, Mathematical Games, in Scientific American for 25 years, from 1957 to 1982. Because of his influence on countless readers, Gardner became known as the father of
recreational mathematics — playful mathematical problems. Gardner's accessible, inviting prose and his ability to correspond with impressive numbers of readers gave the general public the opportunity to enjoy mathematics and to participate in mathematical research. Many of today's mathematicians entered the field at least in part due to Gardner's influence.
G4G13 will take place from the evening of Wednesday, April 11 — Sunday April 15, 2018. (Location to be determined.) Previous attendees may nominate invitees for G4G13 by using this nomination: [FORM]
Invitations are sent along with an individualized password so invitees can register and create their conference profile using a 'Conference Tool'.
You can read various Wrap-ups of most of the G4G conferences.