Celebration of Mind: Connecting Mathematics, Magic and Mystery

School of Mathematics Colloquium
Thursday, December 1, 2011 - 11:00am for 1 hour (actually 50 minutes)
Klaus 1116W
Colm Mulcahy – Spelman College
Dan Margalit

Please Note: Hosts are Ernie Croot and Dan Margalit.

We survey some new and classic recreations in the fields of mathematics, magic and mystery in the style of Martin Gardner, Prince of Recreational Mathematics, whose publishing career recently ended after an astonishing 80 years. From card tricks and counter-intuitive probability results to new optical illusions, there will be plenty of reasons to celebrate the ingenuity of the human mind.