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Public talk, Wed Oct 17, 8pm: Martin Gardner - personal reminiscences

  • 15-10-2012 11:14am
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    Date and time: Wednesday October 17th at 8.00pm
    Location: Davenport Hotel, Merrion Square, Dublin 2.
    Topic: Martin Gardner – personal reminiscences and Irish connections
    Speaker: Professor Colm Mulcahy, Spelman College, Atlanta Georgia.
    Admission: €3 (Members and concessions); €6 (Non-members)

    The ISS commences its Autumn/Winter lecture series on Wednesday, October 17th, with a Maths Week lecture given by Professor Colm Mulcahy, a lecturer in mathematics from Spelman College, Atlanta, Georgia.

    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. Professor Mulcahy will survey his legacy and touch on his little-known professional Irish interests and connections.