november, 2014

25nov4:00 pm4:00 pmSome Classic Puzzles of Martin Gardner, The Best Friend Mathematics Ever Had by Colm Mulcahy

Event Details

Dr. Colm Mulcahy will give a 50 minute talk to Club Math at Georgia Tech and other members of the GT mathematical community. The following is the abstract for the talk: Martin Gardner was best known for his 300 “Mathematical Games” columns in Scientific American, in which he introduced thousands of budding mathematicians to topics such as RSA cryptography, fractals, Penrose tiles and Conway’s game of Life, as well as elegant puzzles which still lead to “Aha!” moments today. In his centennial year we’ll survey some of what he achieved and in particular the puzzle legacy he leaves behind.

Time

(Tuesday) 4:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Organizer

Peter Woolfittpwoolfitt3@gatech.edu

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