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Celebration of Mind

Why the Celebration?


Martin Gardner passed away on May 22, 2010.  He wanted no memorials, but he expressed a desire for the Gatherings for Gardner to continue.
In this spirit the Gathering 4 Gardner Foundation will celebrate Martin’s life and work, and continue his pursuit of a playful and fun approach to Mathematics, Science, Art, Magic, Puzzles and all of his other interests and writings. We encourage everyone to bring a magic trick, puzzle, recreational mathematics problem or story about Martin to share at your event. We will host an archive of the events to share with all of the participants.
The first Martin Gardner Global Celebration of Mind Gathering took place in different locations around the world on October 21, 2010, which would have been Martin’s 96th Birthday.  Continuing with the tradition, the  second and third took place on or around October 21st in 2011 and 2012.  The fourth annual event will happen on or around Monday, October 21st, 2013.

Celebration of Mind in Beijing, 2012

Celebration of Mind in Beijing, 2012

The Global Gathering welcomes everybody to join this celebration party by signing up to attend an event in your area, or take the lead to organize and host a celebration party by following these instructions. Your party can be anywhere from two people to an infinite amount!

Everyone is invited to Celebration of Mind.