Remembering Martin Gardner at MoMath

To commemorate the publication of his autobiography and to remember Martin Gardner, those who knew him well will gather at MoMath to share stories and reveal his importance to the mathematics community.martin-gardner

For 25 years, Martin Gardner wrote the Mathematical Games column for Scientific American and published more than 70 on topics as diverse as magic, philosophy, religion, pseudoscience and Alice in Wonderland.

In an autobiography published this month, Undiluted Hocus-Pocus, Gardner takes readers from his childhood in Oklahoma to his college days at the University of Chicago, his service in the navy and his varied and wide-ranging professional pursuits, including an editor for Humpty Dumpty, a short-story writer for Esquire, a Tulsa Tribune reporter, and others.

During a night of conversations with Gardner’s family, friends and colleagues, he will be remembered for his important contributions to the world of mathematics as well as for his colorful and storied life. Join panelists, including Gardner’s son, to ask questions and speak with those closest to Gardner.

  • When: Saturday, Oct. 26 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Where: MoMath, 11 E. 26th St., Manhattan
  • Price: $14; Buy Tickets