The Man Who Knew Infinity brings the self-taught Indian wunderkind Srinivasa Ramanujan vividly to life
Monday, November 2, marks the 200-year anniversary of the birth of the man who put True/False, 0/1, and AND/OR and NOT on the map
On his 101st birthday, Martin Gardner's legacy continues to inspire new breakthroughs
A new book offers mathematical puzzles, such as fitting a coin through a hole that seems too small to accommodate it
Last week, life took me through Princeton, and I seized the opportunity to drop in to see resident English mathematician John Horton Conway.
A physicist or engineer who uses (pi) in numerical calculations may need to have access to 5 or 15 decimal place approximations to this special number, but most of us—mathematicians included—don't need to know more (decimal-wise) than the fact that it's roughly 3.14.
The “Mathematical Games” column in Scientific American that began in January 1957 is a legend in publishing, even though it’s been almost 30 years since the last one appeared.
Do you think of yourself as a true fan of Martin Gardner’s? Test your knowledge of him here
In what would be his centennial year, Martin Gardner, the longtime author of Scientific American's celebrated Mathematical Games column, continues to inspire mathematicians and puzzle lovers
Haven't got the Math Awareness Month bug yet? Here are three teasers to get you started: 1. What read the same right side up and upside down, and combine mathematics, art, and language?
Every fall provides a special excuse for all thinking people to celebrate recreational math, magic and rationality, some of the things that were dear to America’s greatest man of letters and numbers, former Scientific American columnist Martin Gardner (1914 – 2010), via Celebration of Mind events.