Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Martin Gardner is dead

I just found out that Martin Gardner died last Saturday. What a loss. His monthly "Mathematical Games" article which ran in Scientific American from 1956 to 1981 was something I looked forward to each month. Though Martin was not a mathematician himself, his lucid explanation of puzzles and other mathematical phenomena seduced a generation of youngsters into the field. He will be missed.

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