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Matt Parker: ‘A tribute to Martin Gardner’


Article in The Times, 24th May 2010, written by Matt Parker of the School of Mathematical Sciences (aka standupmaths on twitter).

http://timesonline.typepad.com/science/2010/05/a-tribute-to-martin-gardner.html

Matt Parker writes of the incredible influence of Martin Gardner, who died on Saturday, aged 95. Gardner spent 25 years writing a weekly column about maths puzzles forScientific American. “He tapped into the "lay nerd" population of people who liked to think through a puzzle,” explains Matt. Gardner was author of over 70 books and keen amateur magician; it was an old copy of his second book Mathematics, Magic and Mystery that first got Matt interested in mathematical magic tricks.

Matt has also co-authored The Manual of Mathematical Magic with Professor Peter McOwan of the School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering at Queen Mary.