2022 Press

Published by Art of Play on May 10th, 2022. “Some of the most fun and interesting people you’ll ever meet are brainiacs who play mathematical games and learn about puzzle theory. Add to that some good food, music, and a slate of fascinating presentations and you have an equation resulting in Gathering 4 Gardner…”

2018 Press

Published by PhysicsWorld, on April 16th, 2018 “When Roxana started to juggle balls with her feet it was proof, if any were needed, that G4G is the most disciplinarily diverse conference around…”

Published by Access Atlanta, on April 15th, 2018
“Sunday, April 15: Professor Manjul Bhargava of Princeton University will present “Poetry, Drumming, and Mathematics” at 2:30 p.m. at Fulton County Central Library in downtown Atlanta (One Margaret Mitchell Square, 30303). Professor Bhargava is a winner of the Fields Medal…”

by Zoie Konneker
Published by technique, on April 14th, 2018
“Ernő Rubik garnered quite the crowd this week upon his arrival at Tech for his special talk. Wednesday, April 11, Rubik visited Tech to give a lecture on a variety of topics, including design and architecture, the role of curiosity in the human condition and his perspective on more than four decades of the Rubik’s Cube….”

Published by Access Atlanta, on April 13th, 2018
“FRI., APRIL 13: Downtown Decatur Street Fair, Math Walk, Sculpture Construction, Puzzle Solving, Magic Performances, and “M.C. Escher +” Art Exhibit Sneak Peek. Taking place from 4-6 p.m. in downtown Decatur’s Depot District—on East Howard Ave. from Sycamore Place to Hillyer Place—visitors can enjoy activities such as mathematical sculpture building…”

Published by WABE, on April 13th, 2018
“Lois Reitzes speaks with Dr. Doris Schattschneider about the graphic artist M.C. Esher. His work frequently includes principles of symmetry. Different Trains Gallery in Decatur is holding an exhibition of his work….”

Join the Gathering 4 Gardner April 13

Published by Decatur Focus, on April 13th, 2018

by Ryan Klee
Published by Decatur Patch, on April 13th, 2018
“G4G13—the 13th Biennial Gathering 4 Gardner Conference Celebrating the Legacy of Martin Gardner—to Host Public Events for First Time, in Decatur (April 13), Atlanta (April 11, 15) Public Events Include Street Fair, Math Walk, Sculpture Constructions, Magic Performances, M.C. Escher Exhibit Sneak Peak, and Three Lectures…”

Published by AtlantaPlantIt, on April 11-15th, 2018
“For the first time in the event’s quarter-century history, G4G13—the 13th biennial bash hosted by the Gathering 4 Gardner Foundation, which is dedicated to preserving the legacy of prolific writer and polymath Martin Gardner—will include events open to the public in downtown Decatur and around Atlanta…”

Published by Access Atlanta, on April 11th, 2018
“Wed., April 11: Professor Ernő Rubik, famed Rubik’s Cube inventor, makes a very rare public speaking appearance, with “In Conversation With Ernő Rubik,” 7 p.m., Wednesday, April 11, at Georgia Tech’s Clough Auditorium…”

by Margaret Stewart
Published by Decaturish.com, on April 10th, 2018
“According to a recent press release, Gathering 4 Gardner was founded to preserve the legacy of prolific writer and polymath Martin Gardner, and G4G13 is a celebration of his work…”

by Christine Fonville
Published by Dekalb Neighbor, on April 6th, 2018
“A new street fair in downtown Decatur, hosted by the Gathering 4 Gardner Foundation nonprofit, will encourage attendees to stimulate curiosity and think critically with recreational math, games, magic, science, lectures, puzzles and art….”

2016 Press

by Alex Bellos
Published by The Guardian, on October 24th, 2016
“Hello guzzlers, Martin Gardner, who wrote dozens of books of recreational mathematics, would have been 102 last Friday…”

by Gary Antonick
Published by The New York Times Numberplay Blog, on October 17th, 2016
“…To all who enjoy puzzles, math and magic: The Celebration of Mind, an international event inspired by the recreational mathematician Martin Gardner, will be taking place around the world over the next several weeks…”

by Eriko Hironaka
Published by American Mathematical Society Blogs, on September 20th, 2016
Note: Martin Gardner books are referenced in the comments.
“In this post we ask: what makes a good math book for children? Is it more important that a child be left with knowledge that they can understand and retain, or a new awareness that keeps them thinking and wondering?…”

2014 Press

by Katharine Merow
Published by Mathematical Association of America, on October 16th, 2014
“When MAA hosted its fifth annual Celebration of Mind on October 14, the late Martin Gardner was there in the Carriage House in more than just spirit…”

by Dana Richards
Published by Scientific American, on June 1st, 2014
“‘The line between entertaining math and serious math is a blurry one,’ Martin Gardner wrote in the August 1998 issue of Scientific American. Gardner, who died in 2010, was this magazine’s Mathematical Games columnist for a quarter of a century…”

by George Groth
Published by Scientific American, on April 1st, 2014
“From March 20-23, Atlanta attracted hundreds of people with diverse backgrounds who communicated in the lingua franca of Martin Gardner. Perhaps the last true polymath, Gardner has inspired so many people over the last five decades that they are almost compelled to seek each other out and share their latest discoveries…”

by Bo Emerson
Published by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, on March 18th, 2014
“While thousands of Atlantans will be participating in the first Atlanta Science Festival, which kicks off this weekend at locations all over the city, a much smaller get-together will take place at a downtown hotel…”

2012 Press

by Peter Rowlett
Published by The Aperiodical, on April 5th, 2012
“A new episode of the Math/Maths Podcast has been released. A conversation about mathematics between the UK and USA from Pulse-Project.org. First Samuel and Peter were joined by special guest Edmund Harriss to talk about his time at Gathering for Gardner 10…”

by Katharine Merow
Published by MAA Focus, on January, 2012
“MAA and ThinkFun hosted the second annual Gathering for Gardner Celebration of Mind on October 21, what would have been popular mathematics and science writer Martin Gardner’s 97th birthday…”

2011 Press

Published by MAA Math in the News, in October 21st, 2011
“Longtime acclaimed mathematics and science writer Martin Gardner, who introduced readers to the joys of recreational mathematics and bedeviled cranks and pseudoscientists, died in 2010. To mark what would have been Gardner’s 97th birthday on October 21, 2011, ‘Gathering for Gardner’s Celebration of Mind II’ gatherings will take place around the world

2010 Press

by Bruce Torrence
Published by MAA Math Horizons, in September 2010
“It’s a chaotic scene in the lobby of the Ritz-Carlton. There’s a dental convention getting under way, and as travel-weary orthodontic professionals trickle into the packed room, they encounter a bewildering display

photography by Kendrick Brinson
Published by New Scientist, on May 25th, 2010
“Every two years, mathematicians, magicians and puzzle enthusiasts gather in Atlanta, Georgia, for four days. This time they were joined by photographer Kendrick Brinson – here’s what she saw…”

by Alex Bellos
Published by New Scientist, on May 24th, 2010
Martin Gardner, who inspired the gathering we report on in this article, died on Saturday…

Robert P Crease
Published by The Wall Street Journal, on April 2nd, 2010
“Last Saturday afternoon, on a Japanese-landscaped hillside at the outskirts of Atlanta, several clusters of people were constructing mathematically inspired sculptures…”

2008 Press

by Ray Hyman
Published by The Committee for Skeptical Inquiry, on October, 2008
“The Eighth Gathering for Gardner (G4G8) took place at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Atlanta, Georgia, from March 26 through March 30, 2008. A Gathering for Gardner occurs in Atlanta every two years, celebrating the many facets of the polymath Martin Gardner…”

by Martin Gardner
Published by The Committee for Skeptical Inquiry, on October, 2008
“First let me thank Tom Rodgers for having started the Gardner Gatherings and nurturing them into a unique meeting of persons interested in recreational mathematics…”

by Robert P Crease
Published by Physics World, on July, 2008
“How does Martin Gardner inspire so many different kinds of people? Robert P Crease explores the recreational mathematician’s appeal…”

by Alex Bellos
Published by The Guardian, on May 30th, 2008
“Some of the finest minds in mathematics spend their time working on pastimes such as juggling, puzzle-solving, magic tricks and board games. So why is it still an uncool subject?…”

2006 Press

by Infinite Jest
Published by Seed Magazine, on June 15th, 2006
“During his presentation in the chandelier-festooned ballroom of Atlanta’s Ritz-Carlton Hotel, Akihiro Matsuura motioned to the Plexiglas cylinder lying horizontally in front of him and asked his audience what path a an elastic rubber ball would take if rolled along the cylinder’s interior wall…”

by Siobahn Roberts
Published by The Toronto Star, on April 30th, 2006
“At a packed house party of 250-plus mathematicians, Robert Barrington Leigh, a decidedly unscathed-looking 19-year-old and third-year, prize-winning mathematics student at the University of Toronto, is hanging tentatively back from the crowd…”

by Edward Rothstein
Published by The New York Times, on April 3rd, 2006
“ATLANTA – Two hundred green marbles are in a green jar, and 200 red marbles are in a red jar. Thirty marbles are removed from the green jar and put into the red jar, which is then shaken and stirred..”

2004 Press

by Edward Rothstein
Published by The New York Times, on April 3rd, 2004
“In a room off the Japanese-style entryway of a house here, a small mahogany coffee cup is firmly attached to a polished wooden saucer. A wooden spoon sits on the plate. So do two white sugar cubes, also made of wood. But can the cup be lifted off the saucer? It seems locked in place…”

Tricksters Take Atlanta in Honor of Gardner

by G Shapiro
Published by The New York Sun, April 2nd, 2004

Puzzlers’ Parley in Atlanta

by G Shapiro
Published by The New York Sun, March 25th, 2004

Older Press

  • Dan Garrett, G4G3: January Convention ReportGenii, vol. 61, no. 3, January 1998, pp. 52-53. also posted on Electronic Grymoire #1240
  • Joe Nickell, Gardnerfest: Admirers `Gather for Gardner’ to Fete the Modest GeniusSkeptical Inquirer, vol. 20, no. 3, May/June 1996, pp. 5-6.
  • Dan Garrett, G4G2: The Gathering for Gardner IIGenii, vol. 59, no. 5, March 1996, pp. 346-348. also posted on Electronic Grymoire #782
  • Arthur Benjamin, Gathering for Gardner IISkeptic, vol. 4, no. 2, 1995, p. 16.
  • Dan Garrett, Pandora’s Box: Martin-izedM.U.M., vol. 83, June 1993, p. 613.
  • Scot Morris, A Gathering for GardnerOmni, June 1993, p. 96.