For 25 years, he wrote Scientific American's Mathematical Games column, educating and entertaining minds and launching the careers of generations of mathematicians
Fifty years ago Gardner launched the modern skeptical movement. Unfortunately, much of what he wrote about is still current today
Martin Gardner died May 22nd at 95. He wrote the Mathematical Games column for Scientific American magazine for 25 years and published more than 70 books. Podcast host Steve Mirsky talks with Gardner's friend Douglas Hofstadter, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Gödel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid, about Martin Gardner...
Scholars and Others Pay Tribute to "Mathematical Games" Columnist Martin Gardner
Gardner eschewed special attention for his work, despite having single-handedly popularized recreational mathematics in the U.S. Nevertheless, some fond memories and insights into the man are posted below...
Is Beauty Truth and Truth Beauty?
How Keats's famous line applies to math and science
Strange but True: Turning a Wobbly Table Will Make It Steady
For every table—turn, turn, turn... there is a proof
Record 232-digit number from cryptography challenge factored
A team of researchers has successfully factored a 232-digit number into its two composite prime-number factors, but too late to claim a $50,000 prize once attached to the achievement.
When measuring the speed at which far-flung galaxies move, do scientists factor in account that they are seeing the way the galaxies moved in the past? Could this impact Hubble's Law?
Martin Gardner: A Major Shaping Force in My Life
This essay was read at the first Gathering for Gardner, held in 1993 in Atlanta
Three puzzles from Martin Gardner (1914-2010)
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...