november, 2014

17nov1:00 pm1:00 pmThe Mathematics, Magic & Mystery of Martin Gardner, The Best Friend Mathematics Ever Had by Colm Mulcahy

Event Details

This is a 50 minute talk by Colm Mulcahy to the Temple University Math Club. Here is the abstract:

Martin Gardner, The Best Friend Mathematics Ever Had, was best known for his 300 “Mathematical Games” columns in Scientific American, in which he introduced thousands of budding mathematicians to elegant problems and magical items which still lead to “Aha!” moments today. He sometimes asked simple questions that inspired serious research, and some of those questions remain unanswered today. In his centennial year we’ll survey what he achieved and the legacy he leaves behind.

Time

(Monday) 1:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Organizer

Maria Lorenzangelone@temple.edu

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