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Events to be Streamed Live

  • 10/21 Ludus_MathsJam_CoM [15]
  • 10/21 MegaMenger [16]
  • 10/21 The Martin Gardner Centennial Celebration of Mind Israel Meeting [5]
  • 10/25 MoMath Celebration of Mind [14]

Events by Continent

Europe

  • 10/21 [Waterford] — Celebrating the Books of Martin Gardner [71]
  • 10/14 [Dublin] — Science Buzz celebrates Martin [45]
  • 10/16 [Dublin] — Science Buzz TWO TOO [54]
  • 10/18 [Naestved] — Bjarne's G100 [39]
  • 10/19 [Dublin] — Maths Week Ireland's Celebration of Mind at the Dublin Botanic Gardens [36]
  • 10/19 [Amsterdam] — The Enigmatic Mind [9]
  • 10/21 [Lisbon] — Ludus_MathsJam_CoM [15]
  • 10/21 [Odense M] — G4G - morsom matematik [18]
  • 10/21 [Crotone] — La Ludomatica per Gardner [19]
  • 10/21 [Riga] — Prāta svinēšana/Celebration of Mind [20]
  • 10/21 [MIlano] — AH-A Martin Gardner [23]
  • 10/21 [Genoa / GE] — LA MAGIA DELLA MATEMATICA [3]
  • 10/21 [Rehovot] — The Martin Gardner Centennial Celebration of Mind Israel Meeting [5]
  • 10/21 [SW London] — Richmond School Sprint [56]
  • 10/21 [Brescia] — Matematica divertente [6]
  • 10/21 [Istanbul] — Martin Gardner 100. Birthday [60]
  • 10/21 [Almería] — Sierpinski Carpet [69]
  • 10/21 [Waterford] — Celebration of Mind at Waterford IT [70]
  • 10/22 [Leioa, Bizkaia] — Martín Gardner's global celebration of mind [52]
  • 10/24 [Pisa] — Pisa for Gardner 2014 [79]
  • 10/24 [Ljubljana] — Martin, Raymond, Alice, and DORIS in Wonderland [80]
  • 10/27 [Girona] — Martin Gardner, Magic and Science [44]
  • 10/31 [Bucharest] — SpacePuzzle [46]
  • 11/01 [Stone] — MathsJam [32]
  • 11/03 [Madrid] — Matemáticas: átomos, células, diamantes y corazones [26]
  • 11/30 [London] — Music, Math and Magic Makers [94]
North America
  • 10/03 [Ashland, Virginia] — Mathemagic [24]
  • 10/11 [Urbana] — Gardner 100 - Gathering for Gardner 2014 at Urbana-Champaign [1]
  • 10/14 [Washington, DC] — Martin Gardner: In His Own Words [10]
  • 10/16 [Princeton NJ] — Computer Graphics Show plus Gardner Math Games [55]
  • 10/18 [Omaha, Nebraska ] — Celebration of Mind Nebraska [34]
  • 10/18 [Stanford, CA] — Stanford Celebration of Mind [4]
  • 10/18 [Villa Park, Illinois] — Salt Creek School District Fall Festival and Celebration of Mind [50]
  • 10/18 [Crownsville, MD ] — Celebration of Mind: Polyform Puzzles, Gateway to the Universe [8]
  • 10/19 [Santa Barbara] — Santa Barbara Math Ellipse - High School [13]
  • 10/19 [Arlington, VA] — Martin Memories and Surprises [25]
  • 10/19 [Denver] — Puzzah! presents "Hand Me A Puzzle" [29]
  • 10/19 [Pittsburgh] — Pittsburgh Celebration of Mind [63]
  • 10/21 [Indianapolis, IN] — Gardner Magic [11]
  • 10/21 [New York City] — G4G-COM Manhattan [22]
  • 10/21 [Clemson] — Clemson CoM [27]
  • 10/21 [Mountain View, CA] — Games Night with Gardner [28]
  • 10/21 [Sandy Hook, Kentucky] — Celebration of Mind by Science Fun [37]
  • 10/21 [Springdale] — HBHS Celebration of Mind [38]
  • 10/21 [Roswell, GA] — The Atlanta Magical Celebration of the Mind [40]
  • 10/21 [north york] — puzzling day of martin gardner [42]
  • 10/21 [round rock TX 78664] — Celebration of Mind 2014 [48]
  • 10/21 [Arlington, Virginia] — NSF DMS CoM gathering [51]
  • 10/21 [Davidson] — Davidson Celebration of Mind [53]
  • 10/21 [New York] — NYU [67]
  • 10/21 [Atlanta, Georgia] — Emory Celebrates Martin Gardner's 10^2 Birthday [68]
  • 10/21 [Clemson] — Clemson CoM [72]
  • 10/21 [Fairfax , VA] — Dos Amigos remember MG [73]
  • 10/21 [Nelson] — Puzzle teaser [76]
  • 10/21 [Washington] — AU Martin Gardner Birthday Party [77]
  • 10/22 [SB Family School] — Santa Barbara Math Ellipse - Upper Elementary [12]
  • 10/22 [Greeley] — Celebration at UNCO [31]
  • 10/22 [Calgary] — Mount View School Celebration [35]
  • 10/22 [New York] — NYSCI Scattered Light [62]
  • 10/22 [Monroe] — Monroe [74]
  • 10/23 [Brookline, MA] — Boston Area Celebration of Mind [17]
  • 10/23 [Schnecksville, PA] — A Celebration of Mind at LCCC [47]
  • 10/23 [St. Mary's City, MD] — SMCM Flexagon Party [81]
  • 10/24 [Seattle] — Martin Gardner Celebration of Mind with Seattle Public Schools STEM Paper Folding [49]
  • 10/24 [Palm Springs, California] — Martin Gardner and the Mathematical Practices [64]
  • 10/25 [New York] — MoMath Celebration of Mind [14]
  • 10/25 [Odenville] — Celebration of Mind [41]
  • 10/25 [Princeton, NJ] — The Mathemagical Mystery Tour [75]
  • 10/25 [Mount Berry, GA] — Berry College Celebration of Mind [82]
  • 10/26 [Berkeley] — Celebration of Mind at MSRI [2]
  • 10/26 [Atlanta, GA] — Atlanta Manuel's Tavern CoM [21]
  • 10/27 [Frederick, MD] — Tea with Martin: An Afternoon of Mathematical Diversions at Hood College [30]
  • 10/27 [Burlingame] — Celebrate Nelson Blachman and Your Mind [43]
  • 10/29 [ELLENSBURG, WA] — Central Celebration of Mind! [78]
  • 11/03 [Lexington, Kentucky] — University of Kentucky Celebration of Mind [84]
  • 11/04 [Fairmont, WV] — Lunch with Martin G. [85]
  • 11/08 [Richmond, Indiana] — Earlham's Celebration of the Mind [83]
  • 11/12 [Arlington, VA] — Arlington, VA Drinking Skeptically [87]
  • 11/12 [Arlington] — The+Mathematics,+Magic+&+Mystery+of+Martin+ Gardner,+The+Best+Friend+Mathematics+Ever+Had” [88]
  • 11/14 [Fort Wayne, Indiana] — Celebration of the Mathematical Mind [90]
  • 11/17 [Philadelphia] — The Mathematics, Magic & Mystery of Martin Gardner, The Best Friend Mathematics Ever Had by Colm Mulcahy [86]
  • 11/17 [Philadelphia, Pennsylvania] — "The Mathematics, Magic & Mystery of Martin Gardner, The Best Friend Mathematics Ever Had" [89]
  • 11/22 [Villa Park, Illinois] — ChiTag Celebration of Mind [91]
  • 11/22 [Chicago] — Chicago Toy and Game CoM [95]
  • 11/25 [Atlanta, GA] — Georgia Tech INFORMS Student Chapter Presentation [92]
  • 11/25 [Atlanta] — Some Classic Puzzles of Martin Gardner, The Best Friend Mathematics Ever Had by Colm Mulcahy [93]
  • 12/06 [Fayetteville, AR] — Celebration of Mind: A Mathematical Wonderland [33]
  • 12/06 [Pacific Grove, CA] — Martin Gardner and the Mathematical Practices [65]
Global
  • 10/21 [Birmingham, Alabama; San Francisco, California; Colorado Springs, Colorado; Decatur, Georgia; Kennesaw, Georgia; Boston, Massachusetts; Grand Rapids, Michigan ; New York, New York; Davidson, North Carolina; Salem, Oregon; Lexington, Virginia; Roanoke, Virginia; Salt Lake City, Utah; More locations: Waterloo ON, Canada; Suzhou, China; Cairo, Egypt; Tampere, Finland; Auckland, New Zealand; Incheon, South Korea; Almería, Spain; Bath, UK; Cambridge, UK; London, UK; Manchester, UK; Workington, Cumbria UK; Edinburgh, UK] — MegaMenger [16]
South America
  • 10/25 [Sao Paulo] — Garoa Hacker Clube: Celebration of Mind “autômatos celulares” e “game of life” [57]
  • 10/25 [BUENOS AIRES] — Gathering for Gardner ARGENTINA [7]
  • 11/08 [Bogotá] — Celebración de la Mente: Bogotá [58]
Asia
  • 10/19 [Beijing] — Beijing Martin Gardner Celebration of Mind [61]
  • 10/21 [Nagoya] — Gardner meeting in Nagoya 20141021 [59]
Africa
  • 10/24 [Addis Ababa] — Celebration of Mind [66]

December ( 2 events )


12/06 — Celebration of Mind: A Mathematical Wonderland
This has become central to the life of the Department of Mathematical Sciences at the University of Arkansas, attracting hundreds of kids, parents and teachers to campus. Faculty, grad students and majors have put together a dozen booths on different mathematical topics, with activities, games, toys, stickers and handouts; in addition, there are tables with Julia Robinson Festival materials, and a large MathFun area, with zomes, polyhedra to make, etc.
  • This is a Institutional or Collegiate Event at Union Ballroom, UA Campus in Fayetteville, AR, USA, in North America
  • Event begins at 10:00 on 2014-12-06 (Saturday)
  • Venue capacity: 500
  • Organized by Department of Mathematical Sciences, Univ. Arkansas
  • Contact: William Taylor — wdtaylor AT uark DOT edu
  • Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/UACelebrationofMind
  • A similar event was held in 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
submitted or updated 2014/10/09 1:22:05 PM PDT
12/06 — Martin Gardner and the Mathematical Practices
Come join in celebrating the 100th anniversary of Martin Gardner¹s Birth. Gardner introduced us to polyominoes, Escher tessellations, geometric dissections, rep-tiles, and much more. See how these topics can be used to support the mathematical practices and teach transformations in novel ways. (Part of California Mathematics Council-North meeting)
  • This is a Institutional or Collegiate Event at Pacific Grove Middle School in Pacific Grove, CA, USA, in North America
  • Event begins at 09:30 on 2014-12-06 (Saturday)
  • Venue capacity: (unknown)
  • Organized by California Mathematics Council - North
  • Contact: Michael Serra — mserra AT earthlink DOT net
  • Website: Event Web Page
submitted or updated 2014/10/18 10:28:35 AM PDT

October ( 77 events )


10/21 — Celebrating the Books of Martin Gardner
The Luke Wadding Library at Waterford Institute of Technology presents a display of Martin Gardner books in the reading lounge accompanied by many printed puzzles.
  • This is a Institutional or Collegiate Event at Luke Wadding Library in Waterford, Ireland, in Europe
  • Event begins at 11:00 on 2012-10-21 (Sunday)
  • Venue capacity: (unknown)
  • Organized by Luke Wadding Library WIT
  • Contact: Eoin Gill — egill AT wit DOT ie
  • Website: Event Web Page
submitted or updated 2014/10/21 9:12:34 AM PDT
10/03 — Mathemagic
Two undergraduate students gave a presentation for our weekly colloquium on card tricks and the underlying mathematics. They were inspired to research this talk by the 2014 Math Awareness Month: Mathematics, Magic, and Mystery.
  • This is a Institutional or Collegiate Event at Copley Science Center, Randolph-Macon College in Ashland, Virginia, USA, in North America
  • Event begins at 13:40 on 2014-10-03 (Friday)
  • Venue capacity: 25
  • Organized by Department of Matheamtics
  • Contact: Eve Torrence — etorrenc AT rmc DOT edu
  • A similar event was held in 2013
submitted or updated 2014/10/06 10:00:16 AM PDT
10/11 — Gardner 100 - Gathering for Gardner 2014 at Urbana-Champaign
Come join Champaign-Urbana's celebration of the spirit of recreational mathematics and fun math puzzles, and the life of math and science writer Martin Gardner! At the occasion of Gardner's 100th birthday the University of Illinois will host a dozen local mathematicians and computer scientists who will present math puzzles, logic puzzles, hexaflexagons, magic tricks, visual paradoxes and much more! This event is part of the worldwide event Gathering for Gardner: Celebration of Mind. It is free and open to members of the public of all ages - no math training required to enjoy the puzzles and the mathematics!
  • This is a Institutional or Collegiate Event at Altgeld Hall in Urbana, USA, in North America
  • Event begins at 13:00 on 2014-10-11 (Saturday)
  • Venue capacity: 400
  • Organized by University of Illinois
  • Contact: Philipp Hieronymi — phierony AT illinois DOT edu
  • Website: Event Web Page
  • A similar event was held in 2011, 2012
submitted or updated 2014/09/01 2:53:27 PM PDT
10/14 — Martin Gardner: In His Own Words
This MAA “Celebration of Mind” event will feature long-lost video footage of an interview with Martin Gardner, conducted in 1994 when he received the Joint Policy Board for Mathematics Communications Award. Hear Gardner talk about his writing and see him show off some magic tricks, then hear more about Gardner from Dana Richards (George Mason University), Bill Ritchie (ThinkFun), Ivars Peterson (MAA), and Colm Mulcahy (Spelman College). In the spirit of the gift exchange at the biennial Gathering 4 Gardner events, attendees are encouraged to bring a favorite puzzle or other small item to share with all the other attendees. Please plan on 70 copies. Each attendee will receive at the end of the event a gift packet made up of these items. (1 hour)
  • This is a Independent Public Event at MAA Carriage House, 1781 Church Street NW in Washington, DC, USA, in North America
  • Event begins at 18:30 on 20014-10-14 (Tuesday)
  • Event to be Audio recorded.
  • Venue capacity: 65
  • Organized by MAA
  • Contact: Katharine Merow — kmerow AT maa DOT org
  • Website: Event Web Page
  • A similar event was held in 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
submitted or updated 2014/09/26 8:09:06 AM PDT
10/14 — Science Buzz celebrates Martin
Science Buzz is a one-hour after-school Science club. On Tuesday afternoons it is available to First Year Students from 15.40 to 16.40 This week their meeting will be devoted to remembering Martin Gardner, having fun trying some of the (easier) puzzles he left us, doing a few short hands-on experiments and leaving the students with information as to where they can find more Martin Gardner gems to enjoy later.
  • This is a Limited School Event at In a school Science Lab in Dublin in Dublin, Ireland, in Europe
  • Event begins at 15:40 on 2014-10-14 (Tuesday)
  • Venue capacity: 32
  • Organized by Michael Grehan
  • Contact: Michael Grehan — michael DOT grehan AT gmail DOT com
submitted or updated 2014/10/13 8:02:59 AM PDT
10/16 — Science Buzz TWO TOO
The second year members of Science Buzz, our after-school science club got to hear that the first year group had fun with some of Martin's mathematical puzzles on October 14. So nothing for it but keeping up with the Gardners. They are looking forward to their Thursday Science Buzz meeting where they'll hear about Martin's amazing life and argue passionately as they tackle some challenges.
  • This is a Limited School Event at School Science Lab in Dublin 1 in Dublin, Ireland, in Europe
  • Event begins at 15:45 on 2014-10-16 (Thursday)
  • Venue capacity: 32
  • Organized by Belvedere College SJ
  • Contact: Michael Grehan — michael DOT grehan AT gmail DOT com
submitted or updated 2014/10/15 2:57:03 PM PDT
10/16 — Computer Graphics Show plus Gardner Math Games
Our 35rd annual computer graphics film show features the latest and greatest computer animations, direct from the ACM SIGGRAPH conference held this past summer in Anaheim CA. Many of the video shorts from prior SIGGRAPH shows, and their animators, have gone on to win Oscars! Our speaker this year is Prof.Adam Finkelstein of Princeton University. We will be co-celebrating Martin Gardner's 100th birthday by also hosting a Celebration of Mind party as part of our meeting. Gardner (1914-2010) was the editor of the Mathematical Games column of Scientific American from 1956-1981. This talk, by Dr. Dennis Mancl of Alcatel-Lucent, will feature the 75th anniversary of the invention of flexagons (invented in 1939 by Arthur Stone – math grad student at Princeton). Also discussed will be magic squares, as it is the 500th anniversary of the famous Albrecht Dürer woodcut containing a magic square (Melencolia I). Gardner puzzles related to these topics will be shown. (Text size reduced due to length!)
  • This is a Independent Public Event at Olden and William Streets in Princeton NJ, USA, in North America
  • Event begins at 19:30 on 2014-10-16 (Thursday)
  • Venue capacity: 150
  • Organized by ACM/IEEE Computer Society
  • Contact: Dennis Mancl — dmancl AT acm DOT org
  • Website: Event Web Page
  • A similar event was held in 3
submitted or updated 2014/10/15 6:32:18 PM PDT
10/18 — Celebration of Mind Nebraska
Celebration of Mind" is a family event for those interested in the joy of thinking, playable art, problem solving, recreational math, and creativity. Held each year in over 70 locations worldwide to commemorate the birthday of famed mathematician Martin Gardner, the Nebraska celebration is hosted locally by Fat Brain Toys, KANEKO, and the UNO STEM Education Department. This interactive event will feature presentations and entertainment in addition to over 15 different activities designed to foster a love of learning. Thanks to the generous contributions of the sponsors, admission for the event is FREE! Science You will walk away with feeling like a true scientist after you experiment with the magic of magnets and the center of gravity or explore glaciers, electricity, and orbits and gravity. Technology Experiment with the latest toys and tricks of technology. Led by community leaders including UNO Robotics, the Omaha Makers, and leading local robotics clubs, children of all ages will experience robots, open source programing and the latest in the Maker culture. Engineering Children of all genders can have a blast while creating their own structures with Citiblocs, and take home a photo with their own unique builds. Led by local engineering groups including students from UNL and UNO engineering schools and the local Society of Women's Engineers children will get great advice from the regions brightest engineers. Art Connect Art, Creativity, Music, and Math in this unique artistic adventure. Children of all ages will have mind opening experience with community experts including The Kaneko, The Josyln Art Museum, and the UNO Music Education Department. Math Guest will love one of most popular national museum exhibits MathAlive! The massive exhibit will show you how important math is in our daily lives in a fun and interactive way. Children and adults will learn the secrets of Martin Gardner the father of "Recreational Math" with the help of local math experts. (Text size reduced due to length!)
  • This is a Festive Event at KANEKO, 1111 Jones St, Omaha, Nebraska in Omaha, Nebraska , United States, in North America
  • Event begins at 10:00 on 2014-10-18 (Saturday)
  • Venue capacity: 1200
  • Organized by Fat Brain Toys
  • Contact: Matt Hansen — matt AT fatbraintoys DOT com
  • Website: Event Web Page
  • A similar event was held in 2012, 2013, 2014
submitted or updated 2014/10/09 1:44:44 PM PDT
10/18 — Bjarne's G100
Bjarne Jespersen (Magic Woodcarver) has invited a small group of people to his home. Some that are old friends, others that he just heard about. Anybody interested are wellcome. Each participant will have the opportunity to present whatever they find suitable. Lunch will be served and informal discussions will take place.
  • This is a Private Event (invitation only) at Fjordvaenget 3 in Naestved, Denmark, in Europe
  • Event begins at 11:00 on 2014-10-18 (Saturday)
  • Venue capacity: 16
  • Organized by Bjarne Jespersen
  • Contact: Bjarne Jespersen — bj AT lommekunst DOT dk
submitted or updated 2014/10/10 2:42:38 PM PDT
10/18 — Stanford Celebration of Mind
Short talks, then tables with activities
  • This is a Institutional or Collegiate Event at Cubberley Auditorium in Stanford, CA, USA, in North America
  • Event begins at 15:00 on 2014-10-18 (Saturday)
  • Venue capacity: 200
  • Organized by Rick Sommer
  • Contact: Stan Isaacs — stan AT isaacs DOT com
  • A similar event was held in 2010,2011,2012,2013
submitted or updated 2014/09/18 11:14:51 AM PDT
10/18 — Salt Creek School District Fall Festival and Celebration of Mind
Salt Creek School District 48 hosts its annual Fall Festival & Celebration of Mind Party Celebrate the Magic & Mystery of Fall Fun for all ages! Celebration of Mind includes puzzles, magic, math curiosities and exhibits and demonstrations. Also a Kids Carnival and the Book Fair. Saturday, Oct. 18 10 am to 1 pm
  • This is a Public School Event at Albright Middle School in Villa Park, Illinois, United States, in North America
  • Event begins at 10:00 on 2014-10-18 (Saturday)
  • Venue capacity: 400
  • Organized by FTC
  • Contact: Jeanne Kingsbury — jkingsbury AT saltcreek48 DOT org
  • A similar event was held in 2013
submitted or updated 2014/10/15 4:27:58 AM PDT
10/18 — Celebration of Mind: Polyform Puzzles, Gateway to the Universe
At our pavilion, people visit and play with puzzles and games, including the games Martin Gardner invented: "The Game of Solomon" and "Lewis Carroll's Chess Wordgame". Visitors will hear about recreational mathematics, embodied in our grand display of beautiful puzzles we've designed and made over the last 35 years. They will hear the story of how Martin inspired Kate to develop this product line, starting with pentominoes. With all purchases they will also receive a special puzzle souvenir (based on the number 100) and a page of explanation about the Celebration of Mind including links to your website. We'll have the Celebration of Mind for both days of the Renaissance Festival season's ninth and last weekend, Oct. 18-19, 2014. The festival is open from 10AM to 7PM. Because of the 16th century format, only visitors can bring video cameras. We will try discreetly to get some photos, as in previous years. This Celebration is now a tradition for us for the closing weekend. We did it also in 2012 and 2013. See our write-ups here: http://www.gamepuzzles.com/rf2013gardnercom.htm and http://www.gamepuzzles.com/rf2012gardnercom.pdf (Text size reduced due to length!)
  • This is a Festive Event at Ye Olde Gamery, Maryland Renaissance Festival, Crownsville Road in Crownsville, MD , USA, in North America
  • Event begins at 10:00 on 2014-10-18 (Saturday)
  • Venue capacity: 200
  • Organized by Ye Olde Gamery - Kadon Enteprises, Inc.
  • Contact: Kate Jones — kate AT gamepuzzles DOT com
  • Website: Event Web Page
  • Twitter: gamepuzzlelady
  • Facebook: gamepuzzles
  • A similar event was held in 2012, 2013
submitted or updated 2014/09/25 7:52:53 PM PDT
10/19 — Santa Barbara Math Ellipse - High School
The biweekly e--hour math circle meeting will be devoted to an appreciation of Martin Gardner. The exact topics and activities have not been determined yet.
  • This is a Private Event (invitation only) at SB Family School in Santa Barbara, USA, in North America
  • Event begins at 14:17 on 2014-10-19 (Sunday)
  • Venue capacity: 12
  • Organized by SB Family School
  • Contact: Skona Brittain — skona AT sbfamilyschool DOT com
  • Website: Event Web Page
submitted or updated 2014/09/28 9:10:35 AM PDT
10/19 — Martin Memories and Surprises
A leisurely afternoon session at which attendees will be able to try puzzles, survey less well known Gardner artifacts, and share stories and memories. We expect some people who knew Martin for many years to attend. Rare treat: display of books Martin ghostwrote!
  • This is a Private Event (invitation only) at Ballston in Arlington, VA, USA, in North America
  • Event begins at 15:00 on 2014-10-19 (Sunday)
  • Venue capacity: 25
  • Organized by Card Colm
  • Contact: Card Colm — cardcolm AT gmail DOT com
  • Website: Event Web Page
  • Twitter: @CardColm
  • A similar event was held in 2013
submitted or updated 2014/10/06 10:05:31 AM PDT
10/19 — Puzzah! presents "Hand Me A Puzzle"
Date: 19th October 2014 (Sunday) Time: 12 to 4pm Venue: Puzzah! 1440 Blake Street, Suite #150, Denver, CO Like puzzles and games? Always wanted to get your hands on beautifully crafted wooden puzzles and unique secret boxes? Come down to Puzzah! to meet local puzzle designers such as Doug Engel and George Bell. They will be showcasing their latest designs and inspirations. You could even walk away with a free hand puzzle as we will be having a lucky draw event! This is a rare opportunity for members of the public to get up close and personal with these wonderful designers. Puzzah! is hosting "Hand Me A Puzzle" to commemorate G4G: Celebration of Mind 2014. The Martin Gardner Celebration of Mind is an annual global event held on or around October 21st. We invite you to join us in celebrating the legacy of Martin Gardner through the enjoyment of Puzzles, Magic and Recreational Math. Martin Gardner (21 Oct 1914 – 22 May 2010) had no formal education in mathematics but had an enormous influence on the subject. His writings exhibit an extraordinary ability to convey the essence of many mathematically sophisticated topics to a very wide audience. In the words first uttered by mathematician Richard K. Guy, Gardner has brought “more mathematics, to more millions, than anyone else.” Puzzah! will be providing light snacks and refreshments on the day of this free drop-in event. We are in the heart of beautiful LoDo right in downtown Denver (20 seconds away from 16th St Mall!) and this event is suitable for families with children. NOTE: Some of these puzzle parts will be small and may be a choking hazard for children under 6 years old. Please be mindful of this if you are bringing small children with you. EventBrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/puzzah-presents-hand-me-a-puzzle-tickets-13594025095? (Text size reduced due to length!)
  • This is a Independent Public Event at Puzzah! 1440 Blake Street, #150, Denver, Colorado in Denver, United States of America, in North America
  • Event begins at 12:00 on 2014-10-19 (Sunday)
  • Venue capacity: 100
  • Organized by Puzzah!
  • Contact: Sarah Cai — media AT puzzah DOT com
  • Website: Event Web Page
  • Twitter: puzzahllc
  • Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/puzzah
submitted or updated 2014/10/08 5:55:02 PM PDT
10/19 — Maths Week Ireland's Celebration of Mind at the Dublin Botanic Gardens
Celebration of Mind hosted by the Botanic Gardens Dublin is organised by the team behind Maths Week Ireland. This event is the final showpiece event of Maths Week (11th-19th October). It features games, puzzle and teasers from around the world brought to an eager Irish audience. The beautiful surroundings of the Botanic Gardens in Dublin allow people to engage at their own pace with a variety of presenters and volunteers. This event will take place from 12.00 pm - 4.30 pm.
  • This is a Independent Public Event at National Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin in Dublin, Ireland, in Europe
  • Event begins at 12:00 on 2014-10-19 (Sunday)
  • Event to be Video recorded.
  • Venue capacity: 1000
  • Organized by Maths Week Ireland & National Botanic Gardens
  • Contact: Eoin Gill — egill AT wit DOT ie
  • Website: Event Web Page
  • Twitter: @mathsweek
  • A similar event was held in 2011, 2012, 2013
submitted or updated 2014/10/10 1:37:07 AM PDT
10/19 — Beijing Martin Gardner Celebration of Mind
Puzzles, math, cubes, magic... and lots of fun! Sunday, October 19, 1:30 - 5:30 pm Come to Capital Normal University, 105 West 3rd Ring Rd N, Haidian, Beijing, China Take subway Line 6 to Huayuan Qiao Station, and exit D2 Call 18604762557 for further directions
  • This is a Independent Public Event at 105 West 3rd Ring Rd N, Haidian in Beijing, China, in Asia
  • Event begins at 13:30 on 2014-10-19 (Sunday)
  • Venue capacity: 500
  • Organized by Fangyun Chang
  • Contact: Fangyuan Chang — mf8xiaoyuan AT gmail DOT com
  • A similar event was held in 3
submitted or updated 2014/10/16 5:42:26 PM PDT
10/19 — Pittsburgh Celebration of Mind
The Pittsburgh Celebration of Mind will meet at Techshop Pittsburgh on Sunday October 19th from 2pm-5pm to honor the birth of the late Martin Gardner with talks, demonstrations, games, puzzles, crafts, and art exhibits relating to Martin's lifelong writings on these subjects. Techshop Pittsburgh is located at 192 Bakery Square Boulevard, Pittsburgh PA 15206, near the intersection of Penn Avenue and Fifth avenue.
  • This is a Independent Public Event at Techshop Pittsburgh in Pittsburgh, USA, in North America
  • Event begins at 14:00 on 2014-10-19 (Sunday)
  • Venue capacity: 100
  • Organized by Gordon Kirkwood, Dick Esterle, and Henry Adams
  • Contact: gordon kirkwood — gordon DOT kirkwood AT gmail DOT com
  • A similar event was held in 2013
submitted or updated 2014/10/17 1:37:59 PM PDT
10/19 — The Enigmatic Mind
Centenary Celebration in Amsterdam The Enigmatic Mind: The Art and Fun of secret openings and hidden images. With live music. 5 hours.
  • This is a Private Event (invitation only) at an undisclosed location in Amsterdam, Netherlands, in Europe
  • Event begins at 14:00 on 2014-10-19 (Sunday)
  • Venue capacity: 20
  • Organized by nanco bordewijk
  • Contact: nanco bordewijk — nancobwk AT xs4all DOT nl
  • A similar event was held in 2010 - 2013
submitted or updated 2014/09/26 12:31:44 AM PDT
10/21 — Gardner Magic
Judith Morrel's Honors Class on Magic for 2 hours
  • This is a Institutional or Collegiate Event at Butler University in Indianapolis, IN, USA, in North America
  • Event begins at 14:00 on 2014-10-21 (Tuesday)
  • Venue capacity: 25
  • Organized by Math Department
  • Contact: Lacey Echols — lechols AT butler DOT edu
  • A similar event was held in all of them
submitted or updated 2014/09/26 1:34:06 PM PDT
10/21 — Ludus_MathsJam_CoM
Starting at 19:00 we will meet at Pavilhão do Conhecimento (Lisbon) and share among us and with passers by puzzles, problems, games, etc. There will be a live web connection with Weizmann Institute of Science, where a similar event takes place.
  • This is a Institutional or Collegiate Event at Alameda dos Oceanos, 1 in Lisbon, Portugal, in Europe
  • Event begins at 19:00 on 2014-10-21 (Tuesday)
  • Event to be Streamed Live.
  • Venue capacity: 100
  • Organized by Associação Ludus
  • Contact: Jorge Nuno Silva — jnsilva AT cal DOT berkeley DOT edu
  • Website: Event Web Page
  • Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Celebration-of-Mind-Portugal/722698841131351
submitted or updated 2014/09/29 9:17:04 AM PDT
10/21 — MegaMenger
Over twenty sites worldwide will be building origami Level 3 Menger sponges out of business cards, which together will make the first (distributed) origami Level 4 Menger sponge in history! These builds will take place over the entire week of Oct. 20-26 in honor of Martin Gardner and the Celebration of Mind. For more information visit www.megamenger.com to find your closest build location.
  • This is a Different Kind of Event at near you in Birmingham, Alabama; San Francisco, California; Colorado Springs, Colorado; Decatur, Georgia; Kennesaw, Georgia; Boston, Massachusetts; Grand Rapids, Michigan ; New York, New York; Davidson, North Carolina; Salem, Oregon; Lexington, Virginia; Roanoke, Virginia; Salt Lake City, Utah; More locations: Waterloo ON, Canada; Suzhou, China; Cairo, Egypt; Tampere, Finland; Auckland, New Zealand; Incheon, South Korea; Almería, Spain; Bath, UK; Cambridge, UK; London, UK; Manchester, UK; Workington, Cumbria UK; Edinburgh, UK, and all over the world!, in Global
  • Event begins at (TBA) on (TBA) (?)
  • Event to be Streamed Live.
  • Venue capacity: (unknown)
  • Organized by Think Maths and Queen Mary University London
  • Contact: Katie Steckles — katie AT standupmaths DOT com
  • Website: Event Web Page
  • Twitter: @megamenger
submitted or updated 2014/09/30 1:31:32 PM PDT
10/21 — G4G - morsom matematik
The Danish Mathematical Society is hosting a Celebration of Mind event on Martin Gardner's birthday Oct. 21, 2014. The event starts with short presentations about Gardner, games (such as Hex and Soma), Gardner's relations with Piet Hein, magic, origami, magic carving, and ......by many different presenters, inspired by Gardner. Hands-on arrangements will also be part of the event, which is open to all interested of all ages.
  • This is a Independent Public Event at The University of Southern Denmark, Campusvej 55, in room O100 in Odense M, Denmark, in Europe
  • Event begins at 17:15 on 2014-10-21 (Tuesday)
  • Venue capacity: 80
  • Organized by The Danish Mathematical Society
  • Contact: Bjarne Toft — btoft AT imada DOT sdu DOT dk
  • Website: Event Web Page
submitted or updated 2014/10/04 3:27:23 AM PDT
10/21 — La Ludomatica per Gardner
Participants are those who want to become future entertainers for Pythagoras Museum and Gardens in Crotone (Italy), they know that in order to have fun with maths they have fun first! We are going to have two hours of maths games, in honor of the man who inspires and entertains us: Martin Gardner; in this way we want to remember him and say THANK YOU!
  • This is a Private Event (invitation only) at an undisclosed location in Crotone, Italy, in Europe
  • Event begins at 18:25 on 2014-10-21 (Tuesday)
  • Venue capacity: 20
  • Organized by Stefania Luzzaro
  • Contact: Stefania Luzzaro — ste DOT luzzaro AT gmail DOT com
  • Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/737054049663066/?ref=22
submitted or updated 2014/10/04 8:52:40 AM PDT
10/21 — Prāta svinēšana/Celebration of Mind
An evening about mathematics and its magic - sharing memories how Martin Gardner shaped an interest about mathematics, exploring some math magic. This event will be about 1-1.5 hr
  • This is a Independent Public Event at 12 Maskavas street kim?2nd floor in Riga, Latvia, in Europe
  • Event begins at 17:00 on 2014-10-21 (Tuesday)
  • Venue capacity: 50
  • Organized by Daina Taimina
  • Contact: anonymous — Daina DOT taimina AT gmail DOT com
submitted or updated 2014/10/04 12:57:21 PM PDT
10/21 — G4G-COM Manhattan
We will meet at an inexpensive restaurant for dinner, puzzles, math, and magic. Anyone is welcome to attend. You do not need to bring anything other than yourself, but you are welcome to bring puzzles, magic, or other cool stuff to share. I need to let the restaurant know how many people we'll have, so please email me and I'll add you to the list and give you details on the final location. We will probably be there until at least 9pm.
  • This is a Festive Event at Near Union Square in New York City, USA, in North America
  • Event begins at 18:30 on 2014-10-21 (Tuesday)
  • Venue capacity: (unknown)
  • Organized by Brett Kuehner
  • Contact: Brett Kuehner — bvk AT pobox DOT com
  • A similar event was held in 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
submitted or updated 2014/10/05 6:59:59 PM PDT
10/21 — AH-A Martin Gardner
Il Circolo matematico "M. Gardner" di Castelveccana (Varese)- Italia festeggia i 100 anni dalla nascita di Martin con tutta una serie di attività: . dal 18 ottobre al 26 ottobre 2014, nell'ambito della mostra Mateinitaly, presso la Triennale di Milano, giochiamo con Gardner. . 21 ottobre: presso l'Università Statale di Milano, facoltà di Matematica: "Gli Ah-a di Martin Gardner" con Nando Geronimi e Marco Broglia. . 25 ottobre: "Auguri Martin" a Tradate (Varese) . tutte le altre manifestazioni cui parteciperà il Circolo Matematico fino al 21 ottobre 2015 saranno dedicate a Martin Gardner, in particolare la 21° edizione del Festival di Giochi e cultura matematica che si svolgerà a Caldè di Castelveccana (Varese) ITALIA dal 23 al 26 luglio 2015 (Text size reduced due to length!)
  • This is a Independent Public Event at an undisclosed location in MIlano, Italia, in Europe
  • Event begins at 16:15 on 2014-10-21 (Tuesday)
  • Venue capacity: 200
  • Organized by CIRCOLO MATEMATICO MARTIN GARDNER
  • Contact: G — fgeroni AT tin DOT it
  • A similar event was held in dal 2009 al 2013
submitted or updated 2014/10/06 9:23:47 AM PDT
10/21 — Clemson CoM
Late afternoon event, 4pm-6pm
  • This is a Public School Event at Clemson University in Clemson, USA, in North America
  • Event begins at 04:00 on 2014-10-21 (Tuesday)
  • Venue capacity: 40
  • Organized by Clemson University
  • Contact: Neil Calkin — calkin AT clemson DOT edu
  • A similar event was held in 2011, 2012, 2013
submitted or updated 2014/10/08 10:57:51 AM PDT
10/21 — Games Night with Gardner
Private weekly games night, but on the 21st there'll be a Gardner twist.
  • This is a Private Event (invitation only) at an undisclosed location in Mountain View, CA, USA, in North America
  • Event begins at (TBA) on 2014-10-21 (Tuesday)
  • Venue capacity: (unknown)
  • Organized by a Martin Gardner fan
  • Contact: anonymous — undisclosed AT exmaple DOT com
submitted or updated 2014/10/08 1:09:28 PM PDT
10/21 — LA MAGIA DELLA MATEMATICA
Gathering for Gardner - CoM V 2014, coincident with the centennial of Martin Gardner's birth : Celebrating Martin Gardner, magic games and recreational mathematics
  • This is a Independent Public Event at an undisclosed location in Genoa / GE, Italy, in Europe
  • Event begins at 20:00 on 2014-10-21 (Tuesday)
  • Venue capacity: 30
  • Organized by Gianni A. Sarcone & Marie-Jo Waeber
  • Contact: Gianni A. Sarcone — contact AT archimedes-lab DOT org
  • Website: Event Web Page
  • Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/278301552359255/
  • A similar event was held in 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
submitted or updated 2014/09/13 10:27:00 AM PDT
10/21 — Celebration of Mind by Science Fun
Science Fun will be hosting a Celebration of Mind, Gathering for Gardner at the Rocky Adkins Public Library in Sandy Hook Kentucky on Tuesday October 21 from 2:00 until at least 4:00. We will continue for as long as there are people who are interested. Gathering for Gardner is a worldwide celebration of the work of Martin Gardner, and a few of the puzzles and mental challenges he popularized in his Scientific American column. You can see what we did last year here: http://members.mrtc.com/anvk/g4g/g4g2013/g4g2013.html and you can find previous celebrations here: www.science-fun.org
  • This is a Independent Public Event at Rocky Adkins Public Library in Sandy Hook, Kentucky, USA, in North America
  • Event begins at 14:00 on 2014-10-21 (Tuesday)
  • Venue capacity: 40
  • Organized by Alan Kuehner and Science Fun
  • Contact: Alan Kuehner — kuehner AT usa DOT net
  • Website: Event Web Page
  • A similar event was held in 3
submitted or updated 2014/10/10 7:58:24 AM PDT
10/21 — HBHS Celebration of Mind
I am a 10th Grade Geometry teacher and my students have never heard of Martin Gardner. I will be teaching them about him and his works and how mathematicians celebrate his birthday. We'll be doing hexaflexagons and mobius strips. Maybe a card trick or two as well. It will take place during school so it will be 6, one-hour mini-celebrations for the 6 class periods I have.
  • This is a Public School Event at an undisclosed location in Springdale, USA, in North America
  • Event begins at 08:40 on 2014-10-21 (Tuesday)
  • Venue capacity: 140
  • Organized by HBHS
  • Contact: Sierra Haury — shaury AT sdale DOT org
submitted or updated 2014/10/10 8:18:31 AM PDT
10/21 — The Atlanta Magical Celebration of the Mind
The Atlanta Magical Celebration of the Mind will take place on Martin Gardner's 100th Birthday, Tuesday, October 21, 2014 from 7:00 pm until the last person leaves. The Celebration will consist of Magic, Math, Optical Illusions, Impossible Objects, Puzzles, Origami, tutorials, displays and sales of any Gardner guests would like to provide or share. A cake in celebration of Martin Gardner’s birthday and finger foods will be provided. The event will be held in Roswell, GA, USA. (22 mi north of downtown Atlanta). Please contact Victoria for specific location.
  • This is a Private Event (invitation only) at Roswell, GA in Roswell, GA, USA, in North America
  • Event begins at 19:00 on 2014-10-21 (Tuesday)
  • Venue capacity: 24
  • Organized by Victoria Skye
  • Contact: Victoria Skye — vicskye AT yahoo DOT com
  • Website: Event Web Page
  • Twitter: twitter.com/victoria1skye
  • Facebook: www.facebook.com/victoria.skye.14
  • YouTube: YouTube:
submitted or updated 2014/10/10 10:39:42 PM PDT
10/21 — puzzling day of martin gardner
Will discuss and solve puzzles by martin gardner.
  • This is a Independent Public Event at 7 roanoke ŕd apt.401 in north york, canada, in North America
  • Event begins at 14:00 on 2014-10-21 (Tuesday)
  • Venue capacity: 20
  • Organized by nancy vanstone
  • Contact: nancy vanstone — nanvan52 AT msn DOT com
  • Twitter: @g4gtoronto
  • A similar event was held in 2011,2012
submitted or updated 2014/10/11 7:24:52 AM PDT
10/21 — Celebration of Mind 2014
Martin Gardner was a titan in the fields of math, magic, science, puzzles, games, skepticism, optical illusions and was an avid fan of Alice in Wonderland and Sherlock Holmes. Twenty- plus years ago, to honor Martin, a group of magicians, scientists, gamesters, puzzlers, magicians, skeptics and fans of Alice in Wonderland hosted a gathering in which each of these domains was celebrated and explored. This bi-annual conference, The Gathering for Gardner, meets in Atlanta GA. http://gathering4gardner.org This year is Martin Gardner's 100th birthday! G4G's Celebration of Mind Committee, which formed after Martin’s passing in 2010, encourages everyone to hold an event or party to celebrate Martin’s legacy and continue his pursuit of a playful and fun approach to math, science, art, magic, puzzles, and all of his other interests. We will be hosting a Celebration of Mind event on October 21, 2014 at the home of Brad Henderson, in Round Rock, TX. All people who share the interests of Gardner are welcome to attend, and participation is highly encouraged. Please bring something to show, perform, or discuss. Magic tricks, con games, puzzles and origami are all welcome - as are talks on mathematics, science, skepticism, and Alice in Wonderland. You can bring things to display and showcase, or get up in front of the group and dazzle us with your insights. The event will be being at 7:00 pm with an hour of drinks, snacks and a viewing of items brought for display. (Soft drinks and water to be provided. BYOB welcome) The presentations will begin at approximately 8:00. If you would like to attend and/or present, please contact Roger Gorss at (254) 282-4305 or email roger.a.gorss.civ@mail.mil. (or RSVP via facebook with presentational topic). While there is no set time limit on presentations, we ask that all talks be concise and direct in effort to allow as many people as possible to share their experiences and expertise. (duration TBD) For more information on the Celebration of Mind: http://celebrationofmind.org/ PS, if you have a folding chair, please bring it. Depending on attendance we might need a few extra seats. Venue: 1907 West Pflugerville Parkway, Round Rock, TX 78664 (the venue is a home In the city of Pflugerville, but the address is ROUND ROCK.) (Text size reduced due to length!)
  • This is a Independent Public Event at 1907 west pflugerville parkway in round rock TX 78664, USA, in North America
  • Event begins at 19:00 on 2014-10-21 (Tuesday)
  • Venue capacity: 25
  • Organized by Brad Henderson
  • Contact: Roger Gorss — roger DOT a DOT gorss DOT civ AT mail DOT mil
  • Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/858963964148502/?ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming
submitted or updated 2014/10/14 1:21:21 PM PDT
10/21 — The Martin Gardner Centennial Celebration of Mind Israel Meeting
The format of the event is informal. People are invited to bring their own puzzles and to challenge passers-by with games, riddles or puzzles. Magicians are invited to meet peers and exchange secrets... At 9pm a competition will be held -- 'Puzzles in 2 minutes'. In the competition, anyone who wishes to, is invited to present to the audience a riddle, puzzle or logic challenge which is essentially solvable within 2 minutes. Whoever wins each challenge will be awarded a symbolic 'prize'. Throughout the event there will be a number of items (lectures, videos) that relate to Martin Gardner. Parts of the event will be broadcast live through the CoM website. Those parts will be held in English. The rest of the event will be held in Hebrew.
  • This is a Institutional or Collegiate Event at Davidson Institute of Science Education, Weizmann Institute in Rehovot, Israel, in Europe
  • Event begins at 17:00 on 2014-10-21 (Tuesday)
  • Event to be Streamed Live and Video recorded.
  • Venue capacity: 250
  • Organized by Yossi Elran
  • Contact: Yossi Elran — yossi DOT elran AT weizmann DOT ac DOT il
  • Website: Event Web Page
  • Twitter: yelran5
  • Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DavidsonOnLine
  • A similar event was held in 2010,2011, 2012, 2013
submitted or updated 2014/09/18 7:42:41 PM PDT
10/21 — NSF DMS CoM gathering
Staff at the Division of Mathematical Sciences at the National Science Foundation will have an informal gathering to enjoy mathematical puzzles and games.
  • This is a Private Event (invitation only) at NSF in Arlington, Virginia, US, in North America
  • Event begins at 14:00 on 2014-10-21 (Tuesday)
  • Venue capacity: (unknown)
  • Organized by a Martin Gardner fan
  • Contact: Vicki Powers — vicki DOT powers2 AT gmail DOT com
submitted or updated 2014/10/15 7:37:14 AM PDT
10/21 — Davidson Celebration of Mind
Davidson College and and the community of Davidson are hosting a Celebration of Mind. Tim and Tanya Chartier will open with the version of their mime performance that they debuted in Japan this past summer. Then, folks can enjoy various recreational math activities including a construction activity that is also happening worldwide. Children and youth are most welcome! Where: Davidson Day School When: October 21, 6:30 - 8 PM
  • This is a Independent Public Event at 750 Jetton St, Davidson, NC 28036 in Davidson, United States, in North America
  • Event begins at 18:30 on 2014-10-21 (Tuesday)
  • Venue capacity: (unknown)
  • Organized by Davidson College and Davidson Day School
  • Contact: Tim Chartier — tichartier AT davidson DOT edu
  • A similar event was held in 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
submitted or updated 2014/10/15 2:47:54 PM PDT
10/21 — Richmond School Sprint
As a science writer who grew up reading Martin Gardner's books and as founder of the Good Thinking Society, I will be trying to visit as many local schools as I can on the centenary of Martin's birth. There are 9 state schools in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames and already more than half (5!) have signed up. If the other 4 want to be involved, then I will do my best to fit them in without breaking any speed limits. I will be talking about Martin's legacy in relation to science, skepticism and, of course, mathematics. I will try to deliver a different talk at each school.
  • This is a Limited School Event at Richmond in SW London, United Kingdom, in Europe
  • Event begins at 09:00 on 2014-10-21 (Tuesday)
  • Venue capacity: (unknown)
  • Organized by Good Thinking Society
  • Contact: Simon Singh —
  • Website: Event Web Page
  • Twitter: @SLSingh
submitted or updated 2014/10/16 4:54:30 AM PDT
10/21 — Gardner meeting in Nagoya 20141021
Let's enjoy celebraion of Martin Gardner's mind. 20141021 in Nagoya, Japan. In Members ELM, a magic salon. Duration: 15:00-19:00 JST Talk and performance about Puzzle, Juggling, Magic and other interesting anythings. Entrance fee: 5000 JPYen for gentleman, 4000 JPYen for ladys or students with Free light meals and drinks. Welcome bring somethings to eat or drink you want there! Main magician: Toshio Yamauchi and more one person who is ?
  • This is a Independent Public Event at Members ELM, 5-6-26 Sakae Nagoya Japan in Nagoya, Japan, in Asia
  • Event begins at 15:00 on 2014-10-21 (Tuesday)
  • Event to be Video recorded.
  • Venue capacity: 60
  • Organized by Junk Kato
  • Contact: Junk Kato — junk DOT kato AT nifty DOT ne DOT jp
  • Facebook: see Facebook page
  • A similar event was held in same place 20121029
submitted or updated 2014/10/16 8:22:50 AM PDT
10/21 — Matematica divertente
Anything that makes mathematics amusing and funny. Puzzles, solitairs, art, fractals...
  • This is a Public School Event at via Musei, 41 in Brescia, Italy, in Europe
  • Event begins at 10:00 on 2014-10-21 (Tuesday)
  • Venue capacity: 150
  • Organized by Department of Mathematics and Physics, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart seat of Brescia
  • Contact: Maurizio Paolini — paolini AT dmf DOT unicatt DOT it
  • Website: Event Web Page
  • A similar event was held in 2013
submitted or updated 2014/09/19 7:12:18 AM PDT
10/21 — Martin Gardner 100. Birthday
As a group of students from Robert College (Turkey/Istanbul) we want to start up a tradition of organizing events on October 21. and the week before. For the first time this year, we have been putting puzzles made by Martin Gardner on to our school monitors in the school area. If people can find the solutions they send the answer to garmar.100@robcol.k12.tr mail address. On the day October 21. there will be tables and different types of organizations for the students and staff. There will be card tricks, games that can be played up to multiple people, brownies and hexaflexagons with stories on them. We will video tape the activities and put on to our website attached below. We try to get as many people's attention to this special event and want Robert College to be a part of Martin Gardner days in the future. (Text size reduced due to length!)
  • This is a Limited School Event at Kuruçeşme in Istanbul, Turkey, in Europe
  • Event begins at 09:30 on 2014-10-21 (Tuesday)
  • Event to be Video recorded.
  • Venue capacity: 50
  • Organized by Robert College
  • Contact: Gökçe Özer — garmar DOT 100 AT robcol DOT k12 DOT tr
  • Website: Event Web Page
submitted or updated 2014/10/16 9:42:57 AM PDT
10/21 — NYU
This CoM event will include an informal problem session, talk by mathematician/sculptor George Hart and birtthday cake on October 21st from 4-6pm.
  • This is a Institutional or Collegiate Event at an undisclosed location in New York, USA, in North America
  • Event begins at 16:00 on 2014-10-21 (Tuesday)
  • Venue capacity: 100
  • Organized by Math Department
  • Contact: Vindya Bhat — Vbhat AT cims DOT nyu DOT edu
submitted or updated 2014/10/18 5:59:52 PM PDT
10/21 — Emory Celebrates Martin Gardner's 10^2 Birthday
We will enjoy a birthday cake reading "Happy 10^2 Birthday, Martin Gardner!" during our weekly Algebra and Number Theory seminar, and discuss MG's contributions to the world of Mathematics.
  • This is a Private Event (invitation only) at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, United States, in North America
  • Event begins at 16:00 on 2014-10-21 (Tuesday)
  • Venue capacity: 30
  • Organized by Emory Dept. of Mathematics and Computer Science
  • Contact: Robert P. Schneider — robert DOT schneider AT emory DOT edu
  • A similar event was held in 2012
submitted or updated 2014/10/20 8:14:15 PM PDT
10/21 — Sierpinski Carpet
During these week, we are celebrating the birth of Martin Gardner in the Museo of Almería in a big fractal party, organized by the Department of Mathematics of the University of Almería. Next October 25th, we are mounting the 6th iteration of the Sierpinski Carpet, and during all this week (October 21-24) we are mounting the 3rd level Menger sponge of MEGAMENGER. The Sierpinski Carpet Project is a nonprofit, collective and joint activity among children, from 3 to 99 years old, around the world. We want to build a giant geometric fractal, known as Sierpinski Carpet, with coloured squared stickers. http://topologia.wordpress.com/sierpinski-carpet-project/
  • This is a Festive Event at Museo de Almería in Almería, Spain, in Europe
  • Event begins at 17:00 on 2014-10-21 (Tuesday)
  • Venue capacity: 100
  • Organized by Universidad de Almería
  • Contact: José Luis Rodríguez Blancas — jlrodri AT ual DOT es
  • Website: Event Web Page
  • Twitter: @magomoebius
  • Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sierpinskicarpetproject
submitted or updated 2014/10/21 12:53:28 AM PDT
10/21 — Celebration of Mind at Waterford IT
We are celebrating Martin's 100th birthday with a selection of puzzles - many by MG and many more around campus for staff and students
  • This is a Institutional or Collegiate Event at Waterford Institute of Technology in Waterford, Ireland, in Europe
  • Event begins at 10:00 on 2014-10-21 (Tuesday)
  • Venue capacity: (unknown)
  • Organized by Calmast
  • Contact: Eoin Gill — mathsweek AT wit DOT ie
  • Website: Event Web Page
  • Twitter: @mathsweek
submitted or updated 2014/10/21 3:40:15 AM PDT
10/21 — Clemson CoM
Late afternoon event, 4pm-6pm
  • This is a Public School Event at Clemson University in Clemson, USA, in North America
  • Event begins at 17:00 on 2014-10-21 (Tuesday)
  • Venue capacity: 40
  • Organized by Clemson University
  • Contact: Neil Calkin — calkin AT clemson DOT edu
  • A similar event was held in 2011, 2012, 2013
submitted or updated 2014/10/21 11:07:31 AM PDT
10/21 — Dos Amigos remember MG
Dana Richards and Colm Mulcahy will traded MG stories and look at some memorabilia.
  • This is a Private Event (invitation only) at an undisclosed location in Fairfax , VA, USA, in North America
  • Event begins at 13:30 on 2014-10-21 (Tuesday)
  • Venue capacity: 2
  • Organized by Uno amigo
  • Contact: cardcolm — cardcolm AT gmail DOT com
  • Twitter: @CardColm
  • A similar event was held in 2013
submitted or updated 2014/10/21 3:56:42 PM PDT
10/21 — Puzzle teaser
A speaker on dance as a puzzle to unravel spirit., a game with kinetic sculpture and a small feast attended by math educators and puzzle lovers in nelson BC sponsored by Cause to wonder.
  • This is a Private Event (invitation only) at The roxanne house ,Nelson bc in Nelson, Canada, in North America
  • Event begins at 17:00 on 2014-10-21 (Tuesday)
  • Event to be Video recorded.
  • Venue capacity: 8
  • Organized by Cause to wonder
  • Contact: lisa — lisa AT menna DOT com
submitted or updated 2014/10/21 8:29:24 PM PDT
10/21 — AU Martin Gardner Birthday Party
Celebrating Martin Gardner's legacy with cake, ice cream, and math.
  • This is a Institutional or Collegiate Event at Gray Hall, American University in Washington, DC, in North America
  • Event begins at 20:00 on 2014-10-21 (Tuesday)
  • Venue capacity: 25
  • Organized by Math/Stat Department, American University
  • Contact: Mike Limarzi — limarzi AT american DOT edu
  • Facebook: facebook.com/notmathclub
  • A similar event was held in 2013
submitted or updated 2014/10/22 6:10:42 AM PDT
10/22 — Santa Barbara Math Ellipse - Upper Elementary
The weekly 1.5-hour math circle meeting will be devoted to an appreciation of Martin Gardner. One of the activities will be making hexaflexagons.
  • This is a Private Event (invitation only) at Santa Barbara in SB Family School, USA, in North America
  • Event begins at 15:45 on 2014-10-22 (Wednesday)
  • Venue capacity: 10
  • Organized by SB Family School
  • Contact: Skona Brittain — skona AT sbfamilyschool DOT com
  • Website: Event Web Page
submitted or updated 2014/09/28 6:30:09 AM PDT
10/22 — Celebration at UNCO
Mathematical Puzzles and Games, Magic show, etc. A special public talk (Professor Renzo Cavalieri (Colorado State University) --- Where Parallel Lines Meet, 5:00-6:00pm, 1060 Ross Hall), then a two-hour festival at the University Ballroom: many table activities, prizes, and a magic show at the end.
  • This is a Institutional or Collegiate Event at University Center Panorama Ballroom, 2045 10th Avenue, Greeley, CO 80639 in Greeley, USA, in North America
  • Event begins at 18:30 on 2014-10-22 (Wednesday)
  • Venue capacity: 150
  • Organized by University of Northern Colorado
  • Contact: Anton Dzhamay — adzham AT unco DOT edu
  • A similar event was held in 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
submitted or updated 2014/10/09 7:48:50 AM PDT
10/22 — Mount View School Celebration
5 hours from 9:30 - 15:30 of Hexaflexagons, proving that 64 = 65 with Martin's square dissection, etc.
  • This is a Public School Event at 2004 - 4 Street NE in Calgary, Canada, in North America
  • Event begins at 09:30 on 2014-10-22 (Wednesday)
  • Venue capacity: 250
  • Organized by MathPickle
  • Contact: Gordon Hamilton — gord AT mathpickle DOT com
  • Website: Event Web Page
  • A similar event was held in 2
submitted or updated 2014/10/09 8:28:00 PM PDT
10/22 — Martín Gardner's global celebration of mind
We celebrate the centenary of the birth of Martin Gardner, by promoting several activities that include some of the great passions of Martin Gardner: puzzles, magic, recreational mathematics, Lewis Carroll, skepticism and rationalism. On wednesday, october 22th, the mathemagician Fernando Blasco will give a lecture showing more than one hobby of Martin Gardner. On thursday 23th, on the hall of the Faculty of Science and Technology, three stands providing practical demonstrations of magic, origami, optical illusions, games and many other surprises were mounted.
  • This is a Public School Event at Facultad de Ciencia y Tecnología, Universidad del País Vasco in Leioa, Bizkaia, Spain, in Europe
  • Event begins at 11:30 on 2014-10-22 (Wednesday)
  • Venue capacity: 300
  • Organized by Department of Mathematics
  • Contact: Pedro Alegría — Pedro DOT alegria AT ehu DOT es
  • Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/325593934287624/?ref=46
  • A similar event was held in 2013
submitted or updated 2014/10/15 1:13:51 PM PDT
10/22 — NYSCI Scattered Light
Independent Public Event - Open to all. Oct 22 5-8 pm Please see and rsvp nysci.org/event/scattered-light-opening-celebration
  • This is a Independent Public Event at New York Hall of Science in New York, US, in North America
  • Event begins at 17:00 on 2014-10-22 (Wednesday)
  • Venue capacity: (unknown)
  • Organized by New York Hall of Science
  • Contact: Elizabeth Slagus — eslagus AT nyscience DOT org
  • Website: Event Web Page
submitted or updated 2014/10/17 11:05:57 AM PDT
10/22 — Monroe
We have 8 different stations for people to try mathematical games and puzzles (thanks to Martin Gardner)
  • This is a Public School Event at South Sevier High School in Monroe, USA, in North America
  • Event begins at 18:30 on 2014-10-22 (Wednesday)
  • Venue capacity: 150
  • Organized by SSHS Math Club
  • Contact: Mary Touchet — mary DOT touchet AT seviersd DOT org
  • Twitter: @MaryTouchet
submitted or updated 2014/10/21 4:44:36 PM PDT
10/23 — Boston Area Celebration of Mind
Our theme this year will be Martin Gardner's 100th birthday, and we'll be talking about puzzles, games, Lewis Carroll, and the many other topics Martin Gardner loved. Some highlights: 1) Chris Morgan will present some highlights from his upcoming book, "The Pamphlets of Lewis Carroll, Volume five: Games, Puzzles and Related Pieces" 2) MIT's Erik and Martin Demaine will present a talk about computer fonts, and will also discuss Martin's 100th birthday 3) Saul Bobroff will bring some of the best exchange puzzles from this year's International Puzzle party in London this past August 4) Plus lots of other surprises!
  • This is a Independent Public Event at Brookline Senior Center, 93 Winchester Street, Brookline, MA 02446 in Brookline, MA, USA, in North America
  • Event begins at 18:00 on 2014-10-23 (Thursday)
  • Event to be Video recorded.
  • Venue capacity: 100
  • Organized by Chris Morgan and David Leschinsky
  • Contact: Chris Morgan — morgan AT bookgenius DOT org
  • A similar event was held in 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
submitted or updated 2014/10/02 7:06:55 AM PDT
10/23 — A Celebration of Mind at LCCC
Our gathering will feature mathematical puzzles and problems, with prizes for the best submitted solutions. We will also have hands-on brain teaser puzzles to play with, and there will be several magicians performing their magic tricks. We will be providing food and drinks. The event is free, and open to the public.
  • This is a Public School Event at The Alumni Center at Lehigh Carbon Community College in Schnecksville, PA, USA, in North America
  • Event begins at 14:00 on 2014-10-23 (Thursday)
  • Venue capacity: 80
  • Organized by LCCC STEM Club
  • Contact: Miriam Harris-Botzum — mharrisbotzum AT lccc DOT edu
submitted or updated 2014/10/13 6:55:48 PM PDT
10/23 — SMCM Flexagon Party
We will make hexaflexagons, explore them, and decorate them! Our party will last two hours, or until we finally disperse.
  • This is a Institutional or Collegiate Event at St. Mary's College of Maryland in St. Mary's City, MD, USA, in North America
  • Event begins at 17:00 on 2014-10-23 (Thursday)
  • Venue capacity: (unknown)
  • Organized by St. Mary's College of Maryland Math Club
  • Contact: anonymous —
submitted or updated 2014/10/23 7:23:47 PM PDT
10/24 — Martin Gardner Celebration of Mind with Seattle Public Schools STEM Paper Folding
Paper folding was what brought Martin Gardner back to math. Our event will focus on paper folding, especially the kinds of paper folding that Martin liked. This event will be for Seattle public elementary school children and their families. Each meeting will last for one hour and 45 minutes. A Friday October 24th event will be held at the Seattle Public Library Greenwood Branch at 4 PM; a Monday October 27th event will be held at the Northeast Branch at 6 PM. (Note that these will not appear on the library's online schedule, which only includes events sponsored by the library itself.) About the sponsoring group: We started the Seattle Public School STEM Paper Folding program nine years ago with the aim of addressing four aspects of early science, math and engineering education, namely, ability, interest, confidence and plans. Over time we have added a number of other aims, e.g., looking at things deeply; failing happily and constructively; asking one’s own questions; using strategies for creativity. By some measures, our program is now the largest such program in the United States. It has been very popular with teachers, students and parents. One of our teachers is once again a finalist for the national presidential award in mathematics teaching. (Text size reduced due to length!)
  • This is a Public School Event at Seattle Public Librar Northeast and Greenwood Branches in Seattle, USA, in North America
  • Event begins at 16:00 on 2014-10-24 (Friday)
  • Event to be Video recorded.
  • Venue capacity: 50
  • Organized by Seattle Public School STEM Paper Folding
  • Contact: Robert Orndorff — orndorff AT uw DOT edu
submitted or updated 2014/10/14 9:30:59 PM PDT
10/24 — Martin Gardner and the Mathematical Practices
Come join in celebrating the 100th anniversary of Martin Gardner¹s Birth. Gardner introduced us to polyominoes, Escher tessellations, geometric dissections, rep-tiles, and much more. See how these topics can be used to support the mathematical practices and teach transformations in novel ways. (Part of CMC-South 54th Annual Mathematics Conference)
  • This is a Institutional or Collegiate Event at Renaissance hotel in Palm Springs, California, USA, in North America
  • Event begins at 13:30 on 2014-10-24 (Friday)
  • Venue capacity: (unknown)
  • Organized by California Mathematics Council - South
  • Contact: Michael Serra — mserra AT earthlink DOT net
  • Website: Event Web Page
submitted or updated 2014/10/18 10:18:11 AM PDT
10/24 — Celebration of Mind
We will be playing Puzzles and Games. From Martin Gardner or other sources.
  • This is a Institutional or Collegiate Event at Addis Ababa University in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, in Africa
  • Event begins at 14:00 on 2014-10-24 (Friday)
  • Venue capacity: 20
  • Organized by Mohammed Tesemma
  • Contact: Mohammed Tesemma — tesemma DOT math AT gmail DOT com
submitted or updated 2014/10/18 5:18:42 PM PDT
10/24 — Pisa for Gardner 2014
Talking about Mathematics between one drink and another :)
  • This is a Independent Public Event at Ambarabà - via Curtatone e Montanara in Pisa, Italy, in Europe
  • Event begins at 21:00 on 2014-10-24 (Friday)
  • Venue capacity: 20
  • Organized by Sebastiano Schillaci
  • Contact: Sebastiano Schillaci — sebastiano_schillaci AT yahoo DOT com
  • A similar event was held in 2013
submitted or updated 2014/10/23 1:27:06 AM PDT
10/24 — Martin, Raymond, Alice, and DORIS in Wonderland
We will celebrate Martin Gardner's 100th birthday at the House of Polyhedra by diving into some of Martin Gardner's passions. This year we will connect Festival of Mind international event (Vojvodina, Serbia) and our Celebration of Mind V. 1) Izidor Hafner will present some Demonstrations Based on Martin Gardner Problems. 2) We will browse through Raymond Smullyan's Four Lives book. 3) Zdravko Živković from Novi Sad (AP Vojvodina) will present his fantastic creative logic puzzle game DORIS. 4) Bogdan Soban will demonstrate his Generative Art. 5) Penrose Tiles that Martin liked and wrote about will be represented with some artworks by Teja Krašek. 6) Thanks to Robert Fathauer we will build Rhombic triacontahedra with lizard tessellations. 7) Thanks to ThinkFun we'll try to vanish the Cheshire Cat. 8) Thanks to Kate Jones we'll try to solve The MARTIN 6x6 Challenge. And some more fun surprises to come...Duration: 5 hours. (Text size reduced due to length!)
  • This is a Different Kind of Event at Mathema, Tržaška 2 in Ljubljana, Slovenia, in Europe
  • Event begins at 16:00 on 2014-10-24 (Friday)
  • Venue capacity: 15
  • Organized by Teja Krasek
  • Contact: Teja Krasek — tejak AT yahoo DOT com
  • Website: Event Web Page
  • Twitter: @tejaKrasek
  • A similar event was held in 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
submitted or updated 2014/10/23 12:35:22 PM PDT
10/25 — MoMath Celebration of Mind
All day at MoMath, the National Museum of Mathematics, we will celebrate Martin Gardner's legacy with puzzles, games, constructions, and a public build of a giant Level 3 Menger sponge made out of business cards - as part of a worldwide Level 4 MegaMenger build. Join us for a day of fun and the chance to build part of the largest Menger sponge in history!
  • This is a Different Kind of Event at 11 East 26th Street in New York, United States , in North America
  • Event begins at 10:00 on 2014-10-25 (Saturday)
  • Event to be Streamed Live.
  • Venue capacity: (unknown)
  • Organized by MoMath, the National Museum of Mathematics
  • Contact: Laura Taalman — laurataalman AT gmail DOT com
  • Website: Event Web Page
  • Twitter: @MoMath1
  • Facebook: MoMath1
  • A similar event was held in 2012 and previous
submitted or updated 2014/09/29 7:55:04 AM PDT
10/25 — Celebration of Mind
Odenville Middle School will host a Celebration of Mind with a level 3 Menger Sponge build as part of the MegaMenger event! We will also be playing videos related to Martin Gardner during the event. Please come help us build the level 3 Menger Sponge! The event will begin at 9 a.m. and last until 3 p.m.
  • This is a Public School Event at 100 First Avenue Odenville, AL 35120 in Odenville, USA, in North America
  • Event begins at 09:00 on 2014-10-25 (Saturday)
  • Venue capacity: (unknown)
  • Organized by Jim Wilder
  • Contact: Jim Wilder — wilderlab AT gmail DOT com
  • Twitter: @wilderlab
  • A similar event was held in 2013
submitted or updated 2014/10/11 7:00:29 AM PDT
10/25 — Garoa Hacker Clube: Celebration of Mind “autômatos celulares” e “game of life”
“autômatos celulares” e “game of life” de onde eles vem? e para onde eles vão?
  • This is a Independent Public Event at Rua Costa Carvalho, 567 FUNDOS, Sao Paulo, SP, Brazil in Sao Paulo, Brazil, in South America
  • Event begins at 16:00 on 2014-10-25 (Saturday)
  • Venue capacity: 20
  • Organized by Garoa Hacker Clube
  • Contact: Daniel Carvalho, DQ — danielscarvalho AT gmail DOT com
  • Website: Event Web Page
  • Twitter: @garoahc
  • Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GaroaHC?ref=ts&fref=ts
submitted or updated 2014/10/16 4:56:31 AM PDT
10/25 — Gathering for Gardner ARGENTINA
5 hours talks about puzzles and magic
  • This is a Independent Public Event at Auditorio CENDAS, Bulnes 1350 in BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA, in South America
  • Event begins at 20:00 on 2014-10-25 (Saturday)
  • Event to be Video recorded and Audio recorded.
  • Venue capacity: 125
  • Organized by a Martin Gardner fan
  • Contact: Rodolfo Kurchan — rodolfokurchan AT yahoo DOT com DOT ar
  • Website: Event Web Page
  • Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1417814978481891/
submitted or updated 2014/09/21 1:21:33 PM PDT
10/25 — The Mathemagical Mystery Tour
Join us in the 100th birthday celebration of renowned Scientific American columnist and mathemagician, Martin Gardner, as we demonstrate a variety of mathematical magic tricks and puzzles made famous by Martin Gardner. So bring a deck of cards and your family and friends for a fun-filled mathemagical mystery tour from 3:14-4pm on Saturday, October 21st at the Princeton Public Library!
  • This is a Independent Public Event at 65 Witherspoon St in Princeton, NJ, United States, in North America
  • Event begins at 15:14 on 2014-10-25 (Saturday)
  • Venue capacity: (unknown)
  • Organized by a Martin Gardner fan
  • Contact: Neeraj Devulapalli — neerajd97 AT gmail DOT com
  • A similar event was held in 2012, 2013
submitted or updated 2014/10/21 6:45:16 PM PDT
10/25 — Berry College Celebration of Mind
We will spend the morning participating in the Virginia Tech Regional Math Contest and then the afternoon making hexaflexigons and level 1 Menger sponges.
  • This is a Institutional or Collegiate Event at McAllister Hall @ Berry College in Mount Berry, GA, USA, in North America
  • Event begins at 09:00 on 2014-10-25 (Saturday)
  • Venue capacity: 30
  • Organized by Berry College Department of Mathematics
  • Contact: ron taylor — rtaylor AT berry DOT edu
submitted or updated 2014/10/25 11:58:36 AM PDT
10/26 — Celebration of Mind at MSRI
Join the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute (MSRI) as we celebrate the life and work of Martin Gardner on Sunday, October 26, 2–5 pm, and commemorate the 100th anniversary of Gardner's birth. Our free event will include a variety of talks and engaging performances and will feature interactive activities and a wide selection of mathematical games and puzzles. Children are welcome to attend and participate in these fun activities. We encourage you to bring your favorite mathematical game, artifact, or trick to share with other attendees! If you would like to inquire about obtaining a reserved space in order to publicize your game/activity, please contact annepf [at] msri.org.
  • This is a Festive Event at MSRI, 17 Gauss Way in Berkeley, USA, in North America
  • Event begins at 14:00 on 2014-10-26 (Sunday)
  • Venue capacity: 200
  • Organized by Mathematical Sciences Research Institute (MSRI)
  • Contact: Anne Pfister — annepf AT msri DOT org
  • Website: Event Web Page
  • A similar event was held in 2013, 2012
submitted or updated 2014/09/08 4:22:38 PM PDT
10/26 — Atlanta Manuel's Tavern CoM
Su 10/26/14 --- 5:00-7:00P at Manuel's in Poncey/Highlands area of Atlanta. We'll go over a series of puzzles, games, and probability problems. I particularly like the material at http://www.puzzles.com/puzzleplayground/Authors/MartinGardner.htm
  • This is a Private Event (invitation only) at Manuel's Tavern in Atlanta, GA, USA, in North America
  • Event begins at 17:00 on 2014-10-26 (Sunday)
  • Venue capacity: 15
  • Organized by Dave Goldsman
  • Contact: Dave Goldsman — sman AT gatech DOT edu
  • A similar event was held in 2
submitted or updated 2014/10/05 7:00:35 AM PDT
10/27 — Tea with Martin: An Afternoon of Mathematical Diversions at Hood College
Hood College's Mathematics Department hosts a weekly "Math Tea", where students from many different majors in the college join us for puzzles, games and snacks. On Monday, October 27th from 3-5pm in the Hodson Science and Technology Center on our campus, we'll be hosting a "Celebration of Mind" themed Math Tea, and opening it up to any interested members of the community. In particular, at this Math Tea we'll be exploring a few chapters of Martin Gardner's "Hexaflexagons and Other Mathematical Diversions: The First Scientific American Book of Mathematical Puzzles and Games." Come join us for tea, cookies, a little bit of magic!
  • This is a Public School Event at Hodson Science and Technology Building, Hood College in Frederick, MD, USA, in North America
  • Event begins at 15:00 on 2014-10-27 (Monday)
  • Event to be Video recorded.
  • Venue capacity: 40
  • Organized by Hood College Mathematics Department
  • Contact: Gwyneth Whieldon — whieldon AT hood DOT edu
  • Website: Event Web Page
  • Twitter: @hood_math
submitted or updated 2014/10/09 5:13:44 AM PDT
10/27 — Celebrate Nelson Blachman and Your Mind
Celebrate Nelson Blachman, my father, on his 91st birthday (October 27, 2014) and your Mind Although I was sad to hear of Nelson’s death, when I read this book, my spirits were immediately lifted – and I was soon chuckling at his penetrating wit, and overawed at the depth and breadth of his erudition. —Ken Lever (profoundly influenced by Nelson’s approach to nonlinear systems analysis)
  • This is a Festive Event at Restaurant near the Burlingame train station in Burlingame, United States, in North America
  • Event begins at 12:00 on 2014-10-27 (Monday)
  • Venue capacity: 49
  • Organized by Nancy Blachman
  • Contact: Nancy Blachman — nancy AT Blachman DOT org
  • YouTube: YouTube:
  • A similar event was held in 2011, 2012, 2013
submitted or updated 2014/10/11 11:10:41 AM PDT
10/27 — Martin Gardner, Magic and Science
Our event will address especially the role Martin Gardner played in the intersection between Magic and Science. People from all ages, interests and expertise are welcome. Local magicians are expected to gather too. Soft drinks and sandwiches will be provided free of charge within the limit of 50 attendants. The organizers will focus first on the celebration of the 100th anniversary of Martin Gardner. Then, attending magicians will recreate one of MG's tricks or games. Later, the usefulness of Magic for Education will be discussed. Finally, more science-oriented curiosities, recreational problems and activities will be offered. The overall duration of the meeting will not exceed 2 hours.
  • This is a Institutional or Collegiate Event at Sala de Graus, Facultat de Ciències, Campus de Montilivi, Universitat de Girona in Girona, Spain, in Europe
  • Event begins at 13:30 on 2014-10-27 (Monday)
  • Venue capacity: 50
  • Organized by Càtedra de Cultura Científica i Comunicació Digital
  • Contact: Miquel Duran — miquel DOT duran AT udg DOT edu
  • Website: Event Web Page
  • Twitter: c4dudg
  • Facebook: http://flickr.com/c4dudg
  • A similar event was held in 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
submitted or updated 2014/10/13 7:18:40 AM PDT
10/29 — Central Celebration of Mind!
On October 29th Central Washington students, faculty and friends will be joining together to celebrate the legacy of Martin Gardner! Please join us 4-6pm in Bouillon 106 to play games, solve puzzles and enjoy math, food and fun!
  • This is a Institutional or Collegiate Event at 400 E. University Way - Bouillon Hall 106 in ELLENSBURG, WA, United States, in North America
  • Event begins at 16:00 on 2014-10-29 (Wednesday)
  • Venue capacity: 30
  • Organized by Central Washington University Department of Mathematics
  • Contact: Brandy Wiegers — wiegersb AT cwu DOT edu
submitted or updated 2014/10/22 5:43:11 PM PDT
10/31 — SpacePuzzle
XColony is running several programs with kids in grade 2 and 5, with weekly meetings. We shall present a special program between Oct 18-30: "Celebration of Mind: XColony – The Puzzle of Space" to all participants where they can learn a few things about the life of Martin Gardner, they solve puzzles and they build XColony geometrical constructions. These activities will be supported with self-contained documentation on the website: www.xcolony.eu and everybody can join. Solutions to some of the puzzles will be posted at the end of the celebration, on Oct 31
  • This is a Public School Event at Elementary School Herastrau + website in Bucharest, Romania, in Europe
  • Event begins at 01:00 on 2014-10-31 (Friday)
  • Event to be Video recorded and Audio recorded.
  • Venue capacity: 60
  • Organized by Sorin Alexe
  • Contact: Sorin Alexe — salexe AT aol DOT com
  • Website: Event Web Page
submitted or updated 2014/10/13 1:50:25 PM PDT

November ( 16 events )


11/01 — MathsJam
A weekend for maths enthusiasts to get together and share things they find fun, interesting, curious, odd, or cool.
  • This is a Independent Public Event at Yarnfield Park Conference Centre in Stone, UK, in Europe
  • Event begins at 13:00 on 2014-11-01 (Saturday)
  • Venue capacity: 150
  • Organized by Solipsys Ltd
  • Contact: Colin Wright — mathsjam AT solipsys DOT co DOT uk
  • Website: Event Web Page
  • Twitter: @MathsJam
submitted or updated 2014/10/09 11:19:02 AM PDT
11/03 — Matemáticas: átomos, células, diamantes y corazones
We will begin with a collaborative reading of fragments of Undiluted Hocus Pocus, the autobiography of Martin Gardner. After that we'll have three lectures relating maths with another fields of knoledge. One on crystallography, another on cardiology and finally one on mathematical magic. We'll finish the session with a manipulative activity and with a surprise (that, of course, we can't reveal now)
  • This is a Institutional or Collegiate Event at Facultad de Matemáticas Universidad Complutense. Ciudad Universitaria. 28040 Madrid in Madrid, Spain, in Europe
  • Event begins at 16:00 on 2014-11-03 (Monday)
  • Venue capacity: 120
  • Organized by Fernando Blasco
  • Contact: Fernando Blasco — fblascoc AT gmail DOT com
  • Website: Event Web Page
  • A similar event was held in 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
submitted or updated 2014/10/07 9:53:26 AM PDT
11/03 — University of Kentucky Celebration of Mind
UK’s fourth annual Celebration of Mind will be on Monday, November 3, from 4:45 to 5:45 p.m. at the Math House. Refreshments will be served, as well as confections for the mind. We will play mathematical games, discuss and solve puzzles, present mathematical magic tricks, and make flexagons and other objects. Faculty, students, and all others with an interest in mathematics are invited to attend!
  • This is a Public School Event at Math House, 654 Maxwelton Ct. in Lexington, Kentucky, United States, in North America
  • Event begins at 16:45 on 2014-11-03 (Monday)
  • Venue capacity: 40
  • Organized by University of Kentucky Math Club
  • Contact: Cyrus Hettle — cyrus DOT h AT uky DOT edu
  • Website: Event Web Page
  • A similar event was held in 2011, 2012, 2013
submitted or updated 2014/10/27 6:36:04 PM PDT
11/04 — Lunch with Martin G.
Math majors, minor, and math education majors will have lunch and explore Martin's Gardner's first article in Scientific American about Hexaflexagons.
  • This is a Limited School Event at at Fairmont State University in Fairmont, WV, USA, in North America
  • Event begins at 12:30 on 2014-11-04 (Tuesday)
  • Venue capacity: 30
  • Organized by Fairmont State Math Department
  • Contact: Dennine LaRue — alarue AT fairmontstate DOT edu
submitted or updated 2014/11/05 12:50:42 PM PST
11/08 — Celebración de la Mente: Bogotá
We shall share puzzles, games, stories, magic, and toys pertaining to the vast universe of Martin Gardner´s passions.
  • This is a Independent Public Event at Complejo Museo del Chicó in Bogotá, Colombia, in South America
  • Event begins at 03:00 on 2014-11-08 (Saturday)
  • Venue capacity: 30
  • Organized by Colombia Aprendiendo
  • Contact: Bernardo Recamán — ignotus AT hotmail DOT com
  • Website: Event Web Page
  • A similar event was held in 2012, 2013
submitted or updated 2014/10/16 6:18:51 AM PDT
11/08 — Earlham's Celebration of the Mind
We will celebrate Martin Gardner's 100th birthday at the Joseph Moore Museum on Earlham College's campus. There will be stations set up for a variety of activities for all ages including: flexagon building, bubble surfaces, torus crocheting, and puzzle playing. We will also have a short story time for young children, and birthday cake for all!
  • This is a Institutional or Collegiate Event at Joseph Moore Museum - Earlham College Campus in Richmond, Indiana, USA, in North America
  • Event begins at 13:00 on 2014-11-08 (Saturday)
  • Venue capacity: (unknown)
  • Organized by a Martin Gardner fan
  • Contact: Julie Beier — beierju AT earlham DOT edu
submitted or updated 2014/10/27 2:24:08 PM PDT
11/12 — Arlington, VA Drinking Skeptically
Martin Gardner friend and scholar Colm Mulcahy will be joining members of the National Capital Area Skeptics at our monthly Drinking Skeptically event. This is an informal, unstructured gathering of proponents of science and critical thinking. We meet at The Front Page, 4201 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA (near the Ballston Metro) in the atrium behind the restaurant. If you have trouble finding us, tell one of the staff people you are looking for the skeptics. We start to show up at 7:00 pm and have no fixed end time (though most of us have to work in the morning). "Drinking Skeptically is an informal social event designed to promote fellowship and networking among skeptics, critical thinkers, and like-minded individuals. It provides an opportunity for skeptics to talk, share ideas (and yes, drink) in a casual, relaxed atmosphere. We discuss the issues of the day and whatever else is on our minds. But most of all, we have fun while promoting skepticism, science, and rationality. Don’t drink? Don’t let that stop you from joining us! Some of the world’s most famous skeptics are teetotalers, and we are happy to have you! Remember that drinking skeptically means drinking responsibly. If there’s one thing science has taught us, it’s the effects of alcohol on the human body. For additional information about the nation-wide Drinking Skeptically movement, see drinkingskeptically.org " (Text size reduced due to length!)
  • This is a Different Kind of Event at The Front Page, 4201 Wilson Blvd in Arlington, VA, USA, in North America
  • Event begins at 19:00 on 2014-11-12 (Wednesday)
  • Venue capacity: (unknown)
  • Organized by National Capital Area Skeptics
  • Contact: J. D. Mack — jdmack02 AT verizon DOT net
  • Website: Event Web Page
submitted or updated 2014/11/10 4:30:58 PM PST
11/12 — The+Mathematics,+Magic+&+Mystery+of+Martin+ Gardner,+The+Best+Friend+Mathematics+Ever+Had”
A talk by Dr. Colm Mulcahy: Martin Gardner, The Best Friend Mathematics Ever Had, was best known for his 300 "Mathematical Games" columns in Scientific American, in which he introduced thousands of budding mathematicians to elegant problems and magical items which still lead to "Aha " moments today. He sometimes asked simple questions that inspired serious research, and some of those questions remain unanswered today. In his centennial year we'll survey what he achieved and the legacy he leaves behind.
  • This is a Institutional or Collegiate Event at Marymount University (1021 Caruthers Hall) in Arlington, USA, in North America
  • Event begins at 15:30 on 2014-11-12 (Wednesday)
  • Venue capacity: 40
  • Organized by Will Huett, Marymount University
  • Contact: Elsa Schaefer — elsa AT marymount DOT edu
  • A similar event was held in 1
submitted or updated 2014/11/10 5:22:29 PM PST
11/14 — Celebration of the Mathematical Mind
Soap Bubbles and Surfaces (Prof. Adam Coffman, IPFW) (one hour) Pizza and Puzzles (Sudoku, Kakuro, Ken-Ken) (one hour) Short Talks (one hour): Sam Loyd's Courier Problem: Diophantus, Pythagoras, Martin Gardner, and Owen O'Shea (Lowell Beineke, IPFW) The Better Box Paradox (Andy Rich, Manchester University (IN)) Mathematical Mind Reading (Betsy Berry, IPFW) Ross's Urn Paradox (Mel Royer, Indiana Wesleyan University)
  • This is a Institutional or Collegiate Event at Indiana University - Purdue University Fort Wayne in Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA, in North America
  • Event begins at 12:00 on 2014-11-14 (Friday)
  • Venue capacity: 40
  • Organized by PI Math Club and Pi Mu Epsilon Chapter
  • Contact: Lowell Beineke — beineke AT ipfw DOT edu
submitted or updated 2014/11/15 8:49:22 AM PST
11/17 — The Mathematics, Magic & Mystery of Martin Gardner, The Best Friend Mathematics Ever Had by Colm Mulcahy
This is a 50 minute talk by Colm Mulcahy to the Temple University Math Club. Here is the abstract: Martin Gardner, The Best Friend Mathematics Ever Had, was best known for his 300 "Mathematical Games" columns in Scientific American, in which he introduced thousands of budding mathematicians to elegant problems and magical items which still lead to "Aha!" moments today. He sometimes asked simple questions that inspired serious research, and some of those questions remain unanswered today. In his centennial year we'll survey what he achieved and the legacy he leaves behind.
  • This is a Institutional or Collegiate Event at Temple University, Wachman Hall Room 617 in Philadelphia, USA, in North America
  • Event begins at 13:00 on 2014-11-17 (Monday)
  • Venue capacity: 35
  • Organized by Temple University Math Club
  • Contact: Maria Lorenz — angelone AT temple DOT edu
submitted or updated 2014/11/10 10:13:21 AM PST
11/17 — "The Mathematics, Magic & Mystery of Martin Gardner, The Best Friend Mathematics Ever Had"
Dr. Colm Mulcahy will be giving this talk to the members of Drexel University's Mathematics Student Organization. The duration of this talk will be 1 hour. "Martin Gardner, The Best Friend Mathematics Ever Had, was best known for his 300 "Mathematical Games" columns in Scientific American, in which he introduced thousands of budding mathematicians to elegant problems and magical items which still lead to "Aha!" moments today. He sometimes asked simple questions that inspired serious research, and some of those questions remain unanswered today. In his centennial year we'll survey what he achieved and the legacy he leaves behind."
  • This is a Institutional or Collegiate Event at Drexel University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, in North America
  • Event begins at 16:00 on 2014-11-17 (Monday)
  • Venue capacity: 20
  • Organized by Drexel University Mathematics Student Organization
  • Contact: Colm Mulcahy — colm AT spelman DOT edu
  • Website: Event Web Page
submitted or updated 2014/11/14 2:40:45 PM PST
11/22 — ChiTag Celebration of Mind
Celebration of Mind dinner party for invitees from Chicago Toy and Game Fair, including toy inventors and toy company executives. Demonstrations of recreational mathematics and puzzles, Martin Gardner books, and a close-up magic performance.
  • This is a Private Event (invitation only) at 580 East Lane Drive in Villa Park, Illinois, United States, in North America
  • Event begins at 19:00 on 2014-11-22 (Saturday)
  • Venue capacity: 35
  • Organized by John Railing and G4G
  • Contact: John Railing — railing DOT g4g AT gmail DOT com
  • Website: Event Web Page
  • A similar event was held in 2012, 2013
submitted or updated 2014/11/21 10:47:54 AM PST
11/22 — Chicago Toy and Game CoM
Toy and Game Industry veterans and G4G Chicagoans gather to share magic!
  • This is a Private Event (invitation only) at an undisclosed location in Chicago, United States, in North America
  • Event begins at (TBA) on 2014-11-22 (Saturday)
  • Venue capacity: 30
  • Organized by Tanya Thompson and Mary Couzin
  • Contact: Tanya Thompson — tthompson AT thinkfun DOT com
  • Website: Event Web Page
  • Twitter: @chicagotoyngame
submitted or updated 2014/12/04 11:51:16 AM PST
11/25 — Georgia Tech INFORMS Student Chapter Presentation
Prof. Colm Mulcahy (from Spelman College's Math Dept.) will present a talk, "The Mathematics, Magic & Mystery of Martin Gardner, The Best Friend Mathematics Ever Had". Abstract: Martin Gardner, The Best Friend Mathematics Ever Had, was best known for his 300 "Mathematical Games" columns in Scientific American, in which he introduced thousands of budding mathematicians to elegant problems and magical items which still lead to "Aha!" moments today. He sometimes asked simple questions that inspired serious research, and some of those questions remain unanswered today. In his centennial year we'll survey what he achieved and the legacy he leaves behind. The talk will run about 50 minutes, with additional time for questions and discussion,
  • This is a Public School Event at 402 Groseclose Bldg, Georgia Tech in Atlanta, GA, USA, in North America
  • Event begins at 11:00 on 2014-11-25 (Tuesday)
  • Venue capacity: 55
  • Organized by School of ISyE Student INFORMS Chapter
  • Contact: Dave Goldsman — sman AT gatech DOT edu
submitted or updated 2014/11/22 4:01:49 PM PST
11/25 — Some Classic Puzzles of Martin Gardner, The Best Friend Mathematics Ever Had by Colm Mulcahy
Dr. Colm Mulcahy will give a 50 minute talk to Club Math at Georgia Tech and other members of the GT mathematical community. The following is the abstract for the talk: Martin Gardner was best known for his 300 "Mathematical Games" columns in Scientific American, in which he introduced thousands of budding mathematicians to topics such as RSA cryptography, fractals, Penrose tiles and Conway's game of Life, as well as elegant puzzles which still lead to "Aha!" moments today. In his centennial year we'll survey some of what he achieved and in particular the puzzle legacy he leaves behind.
  • This is a Public School Event at an undisclosed location in Atlanta, United States, in North America
  • Event begins at 16:00 on 2014-11-25 (Tuesday)
  • Venue capacity: 20
  • Organized by Club Math at Georgia Tech
  • Contact: Peter Woolfitt — pwoolfitt3 AT gatech DOT edu
submitted or updated 2014/11/25 12:05:31 PM PST
11/30 — Music, Math and Magic Makers
Communities of G4G, HATCH and the Toy and Game Industry gather to share!
  • This is a Private Event (invitation only) at an undisclosed location in London, England, in Europe
  • Event begins at (TBA) on 2014-11-30 (Sunday)
  • Venue capacity: 30
  • Organized by Philip Sheppard and Tanya Thompson
  • Contact: Tanya Thompson — tthompson AT thinkfun DOT com
  • A similar event was held in 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
submitted or updated 2014/12/04 11:47:33 AM PST

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