Announcing G4G13 Featured Presenters

Doris Schattschneider PhotoPROFESSOR DORIS SCHATTSCHNEIDER

G4G is pleased to announce that Professor Doris Schattschneider of Moravian College will present in Atlanta in April 2018 on these two Martin Gardner related topics: “Math and M.C. Escher’s Art” (at a public lecture), and “The Story of Marjorie Rice” (at the G4G13 conference).  Both are fascinating tales involving Martin Gardner’s celebrated “Mathematical Games” column in Scientific American.  For the first, we will learn of how Martin’s 1961 column on a new geometry book by H.S.M. Coxeter introduced readers to Escher’s symmetry drawings, and how the cover of that Scientific American caused Escher to write a correction to the editor.  For the second, a reader of Martin’s column with no math training was inspired to do some original research which lead to investigations that are still ongoing. We were delighted to chat with Professor Doris Schattschneider about her upcoming Atlanta talks on these topics. READ THE BLOG POST

 

Manjul BhargavaPROFESSOR MANJUL BHARGAVA

G4G is pleased to announce that Professor Manjul Bhargava of Princeton University will present in Atlanta in April 2018.  In addition to speaking on “On some Magical Numbers and Their Uses in Magic and Mathematics” at the G4G13 conference  he will give a public presentation entitled “Poetry, Drumming, and Mathematics”.  Professor Manjul Bhargava is a winner of the Fields Medal as well as an accomplished tabla player.

 

Erno RubikPROFESSOR ERNO RUBIK

(tentative) G4G is pleased to announce that Professor Ernő Rubik will present in Atlanta in April 2018.  In addition to giving a talk at the G4G13 conference (title TBA) he will give a public presentation about the impact of the cube named after him. 

 

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