American man of letters and numbers - and patterns and puzzles - Martin Gardner (1914-2010) wrote about 100 books, starting with "Fads and Fallacies in the Name of Science" sixty years ago. That lead to his playing a founding role in CSICOP (Committee for the Scientific Investigation of Claims of the Paranormal), and the Skeptical Inquirer magazine. He was most well-known for his book The Annotated Alice (in Wonderland), the 300 columns he wrote for Scientific American, mostly on recreational mathematics, and the huge body of magic he created. We'll survey his legacy and touch on his little known professional Irish interests and connections.
Dubliner "Card Colm" Mulcahy teaches mathematics at Spelman College, Atlanta, Georgia. He's author of the upcoming book Mathematical Card Tricks (AK Peters).
This event was postponed from September to October to coincide with Maths Week.