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A Tribute to Martin Gardner, 1914-2010

For 25 years, he wrote Scientific American's Mathematical Games column, educating and entertaining minds as well as launching the careers of generations of mathematicians

  • May 25, 2010

Three puzzles from Martin Gardner (1914-2010)

News of Martin Gardner's death began circulating on Saturday night. For those of you who are unfamiliar with his work, here's a taste of the kinds of puzzles he was famous for bringing to the world.

May 22, 2010 — Philip Yam

Happy (25 x 3 - 1)th birthday to Martin Gardner

Longtime Scientific American columnist Martin Gardner turns 95 Wednesday, and a profile in Tuesday's New York Times honors the mathematical proselytizer who, tireless as ever, marks the milestone himself with the publication of a new book.

October 21, 2009 — John Matson