Monday, June 16, 2008

martin gardner

When I was about 30 years younger than today, I enjoyed reading the popular mathematics books by Scientific American columnist Martin Gardner, so I was pleased to rediscover him in this recent magazine feature about him and his legacy. I was surprised to learn that he's still alive (he's only 93), and there were a few other things I didn't know, such as the fact that there are regular gatherings in his honor, and that he wasn't even a mathematician.

There's also a very impressive Wikipedia entry.

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