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Martin Gardner: Exhibit

Mathematician and Journalist

Math Carnival - Gathering for Gardner 2017

The Mathemathics Library created a hands-on book exhibit to celebrate the Department of Mathematics' Math Carnival - Gathering for Gardner on Saturday, January 28, 2017 from 2-5 p.m. in Altgeld Hall. This hands-on book exhibit recreates the 2014 Gathering for Gardner exhibit.

University of Illinois Gardner 100 - Gathering for Gardner 2014

Gathering for Gardner 2014 was held to honor the achievements of popular mathematics writer Martin Gardner who, for over 50 years, entertained general audiences with a rich variety of mathematical puzzles.

The Gardner Exhibit was on display in the Mathematics Library October 11-31, 2014.

Exhibit Bibliography

Articles Remembering Martin Gardner​

  • Albers, Don. “Martin Gardner, 1914-2010: Magic Man of Numbers and Letters.” Math Horizons 18.1 (2010): 5. Print.
  • Albers, Don. “Master of Recreational Mathematics - and Much More: An Interview with Martin; Gardner.” MAA Focus 24.8 (2004): 4-7. Print.
  • Jackson, Allyn. “Interview with Martin Gardner.” Notices of the American Mathematical Society 52.6 (2005): 602-611. Print.

Display Case

  • Gardner, Martin; Demaine, Erik D.; Demaine, Martin L.; Rodgers, Tom, eds. A Lifetime Of Puzzles: A Collection Of Puzzles In Honor Of Martin Gardner's 90th Birthday. Wellesley, Mass.: A K Peters, 2008. Print.
  • Gardner, Martin. The Colossal Book Of Mathematics: Classic Puzzles, Paradoxes, And Problems: Number Theory, Algebra, Geometry, Probability, Topology, Game Theory, Infinity, And Other Topics Of Recreational Mathematics. New York: Norton, 2001. Print.
  • Gardner, Martin. Fractal Music, Hypercards And More--: Mathematical Recreations From Scientific American Magazine. New York: W.H. Freeman, 1992. Print.
  • Gardner, Martin. Knotted Doughnuts And Other Mathematical Entertainments. New York: W.H. Freeman, 1986. Print.
  • Gardner, Martin. My Best Mathematical And Logic Puzzles. New York: Dover, 1994. Print.
  • Gardner, Martin. New Mathematical Diversions From Scientific American. New York: Simon And Schuster, 1966. Print.
  • Gardner, Martin. Penrose Tiles To Trapdoor Ciphers. New York: Freeman, 1989. Print.
  • Gardner, Martin. Riddles Of The Sphinx: And Other Mathematical Puzzle Tales. Washington, D.C.: Mathematical Association Of America, 1987. Print.
  • Gardner, Martin. Sixth Book Of Mathematical Games From Scientific American. San Francisco: W. H. Freeman, 1971. Print.
  • Gardner, Martin. Sphere Packing, Lewis Carroll, And Reversi: Martin Gardner's New Mathematical Diversions. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2009. Print.
  • Gardner, Martin. Time Travel And Other Mathematical Bewilderments. New York: W.H. Freeman, 1988. Print.

Literary Criticism and Other Items

  • Carroll, Lewis; Gardner, Martin; Tenniel, John. The Annotated Alice: Alice's Adventures In Wonderland & Through The Looking-Glass. New York: Norton, 2000. Print.
  • Coleridge, Samuel Taylor; Gardner, Martin; Doré, Gustave. The Annotated Ancient Mariner: The Rime Of The Ancient Mariner. New York: New American Library, 1974. Print.
  • Gardner, Martin. Archimedes: Mathematician And Inventor. New York: Macmillan, 1965. Print.
  • Gardner, Martin; Carroll, Lewis, eds. The Annotated Hunting Of The Snark: The Full Text Of Lewis Carroll's Great Nonsense Epic The Hunting Of The Snark. New York: W.W. Norton & Co., 2006. Print.
  • Gardner, Martin. The Flight Of Peter Fromm. Los Altos, Calif.: W. Kaufmann, 1961. Print.
  • Thayer, Ernest Lawrence; Gardner, Martin, eds. The Annotated Casey At The Bat: A Collection Of Ballads About The Mighty Casey. Chicago: University Of Chicago Press, 1984. Print.
  • Thompson, Silvanus Phillips; Gardner, Martin. Calculus Made Easy: Being A Very-simplest Introduction To Those Beautiful Methods Of Reckoning Which Are Generally Called By The Terrifying Names Of The Differential Calculus And The Integral Calculus. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1998. Print.

Mathematical Puzzles

  • Gardner, Martin. Aha! Gotcha: Paradoxes To Puzzle And Delight. San Francisco: W.H. Freeman, 1982. Print.
  • Gardner, Martin. Aha! Insight. New York: Scientific American, 1978. Print.
  • Gardner, Martin. Codes, Ciphers, And Secret Writing. New York: Pocket Books, 1974. Print.
  • Gardner, Martin. “Delicious Dissections.” Math Horizons 2.1 (1994): 18-19. Print.
  • Gardner, Martin. Logic Machines And Diagrams. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1958. Print.
  • Gardner, Martin. Mathematical Circus. Washington, D.C.: Mathematical Association Of America, 1992. Print.
  • Gardner, Martin. The Magic Numbers Of Dr. Matrix. Buffalo, N.Y.: Prometheus Books, 1985. Print.
  • Gardner, Martin. “The Mathematics of Martin Gardner: Hexaflexagons.” The College Mathematics Journal 43.1 (2012): 2-5. Print.
  • Gardner, Martin. Mathematical Magic Show: More Puzzles, Games, Diversions, Illusions & Other Mathematical Sleight-of-mind From Scientific American. New York: Vintage Books, 1978. Print.
  • Gardner, Martin. The Numerology Of Dr. Matrix: The Fabulous Feats And Adventures In Number Theory, Sleight Of Word, And Numerological Analysis (literary, Biblical, Political, Philosophical, And Psychonumeranalytical) Of That Incredible Master Mind, First Introduced In The Pages Of Scientific American. New York: Simon And Schuster [1967. Print.
  • Gardner, Martin. New Mathematical Diversions. Washington, D.C.  Mathematical Association Of America, 1995. Print.
  • Gardner, Martin. Origami, Eleusis, And The Soma Cube: Martin Gardner's Mathematical Diversions. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2008. Print.
  • Gardner, Martin. The Unexpected Hanging, And Other Mathematical Diversions: With A New Afterword And Expanded Bibliography. Chicago: University Of Chicago Press, 1991. Print.

Science and Philosophy

  • Gardner, Martin. Are Universes Thicker Than Blackberries?: Discourses On Gödel, Magic Hexagrams, Little Red Riding Hood, And Other Mathematical And Pseudoscientific Topics. New York: W.W. Norton, 2003. Print.
  • Gardner, Martin. Did Adam & Eve Have Navels?: Discourses On Reflexology, Numerology, Urine Therapy & Other Dubious Subjects. New York: W.W. Norton, 2000. Print.
  • Gardner, Martin. From The Wandering Jew To William F. Buckley Jr.: On Science, Literature, And Religion. Amherst, N.Y.: Prometheus Books, 2000. Print.
  • Gardner, Martin. How Not To Test A Psychic: Ten Years Of Remarkable Experiments With Pavel Stepanek. Buffalo, N.Y.: Prometheus Books, 1989. Print.
  • Gardner, Martin. In The Name Of Science. New York: Putnam, 1952. Print.
  • Gardner, Martin. The New Age: Notes On A Fringe-watcher. Buffalo, N.Y.: Prometheus Books, 1988. Print.
  • Gardner, Martin. The Night Is Large: Collected Essays, 1938-1995. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1996. Print.
  • Gardner, Martin. On The Wild Side. Buffalo, N.Y.: Prometheus Books, 1992. Print.
  • Gardner, Martin. Order And Surprise. Buffalo, N.Y.: Prometheus Books, 1983. Print.
  • Gardner, Martin. Undiluted Hocus-pocus: The Autobiography Of Martin Gardner. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2013. Print.
  • Gardner, Martin. Weird Water & Fuzzy Logic: More Notes Of A Fringe Watcher. Amherst, N.Y.: Prometheus Books, 1996. Print.
  • Gardner, Martin. The Whys Of A Philosophical Scrivener. New York: Quill, 1983. Print.

Scientific American

  • Gardner, Martin. “The abacus: primitive but effective digital computer.” Scientific American 222.1 (1970): 124-127. Print.
  • Gardner, Martin. “A bit of foolishness for April Fools’ Day.” Scientific American 208.4 (1963): 156-166. Print.
  • Gardner, Martin. “A new kind of magic square with remarkable properties.” Scientific American 196.1 (1957): 138-142. Print.

Works in Translation

  • Gardner, Martin. L'incredibile Dottor Matrix: Predizioni, Magie, Coincidenze Nel Mondo Della Numerologia. Bologna: Zanichelli, 1982. Print.
  • Gardner, Martin. Show Di Magia Matematica: Ancora Da "Scientific American" Rompicapi, Giochi, Passatempi, Trucchi E Altre Arguzie. Bologna: Zanichelli, 1980. Print.
  • Gardner, Martin; Yi, Chʻung-ho. Aha!. Sŏul : Sagyejŏl, 1990. Print.

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