RIP Martin Gardner

Filed under: obit — jlm @ 16:18

Passed away yesterday, at 95.

I remember Gardner’s “Mathematical RecreationsGames” well, it was great at showing sides of math not seen in school. I have many of the books collecting those articles, plus others of his like Ah! Gotcha. They had a big impression on me during my formative years — Gardner’s love of mathematics was infectious.

Scientific American has republished a profile of him.

(Edit: Wired had it right, the Scientific American column is indeed “Mathematical Games”. Mathematical Recreations is a book honoring Gardner and the “Mathematical Games” column.)

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