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Friday math movie - Martin Gardner

By Murray Bourne, 18 Jun 2010

Influential mathematician, magician, problem solver and all-round intelligent person Martin Gardner passed away in May 2010. He wrote the Mathematical Games column in Scientific American for 25 years and was a prolific publisher of books.

Here's my belated tribute.

David Suzuki's Nature of Things featured Martin Gardner. Here it is in 4 installments.

[Be prepared for the irritating burst of white noise plus tone at the beginning and end of each of these sections.]

Update, Jun 2011: It's a shame, but (no doubt) due to copyright reasons, these videos are no longer available.

Apart from Gardner's diverse interests and obvious talent, what impresses me in these videos is Gardner's humility.


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