Gordon Lecture Series presents ‘Mathemagician’ Art Benjamin
Date of Event: February 12, 2009
Posted: February 3, 2009 / Last Updated: February 10, 2009
The Denison University Gordon Lecture Series will sponsor an all- campus convocation featuring Dr. Art Benjamin, mathematician and magician, at 8 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 12, in the Burton D. Morgan Center lecture hall (150 Ridge Road). Proclaimed as “America’s Best Math Whiz” by Reader’s Digest, Benjamin will discuss “Mathemagics,” explaining and demonstrating how to perform mental calculations faster than a calculator. This convocation is free and open to the public.
Having graduated from John Hopkins University with a Ph.D. in mathematical sciences in 1989, Benjamin is a professor of mathematics at Harvey Mudd College and a professional magician. His research interests include combinatorics, game theory, and number theory. He received the Beckenbach Book Prize from the Mathematical Association of America for his coauthored book “Proofs That Really Count: The Art of Combinatorial Proof” and is currently a coeditor of Math Horizons magazine. Benjamin has appeared on a number of television and radio programs, including National Public Radio, “Today” and CNN.
The convocation is sponsored by the Doris G. Gordon Fund, which is named in memory of former high-school mathematics teacher and friend of Denison University, Doris Gilbert Gordon and her love for mathematics.
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CALENDAR LISTING: Denison University, Granville — All-campus convocation featuring Dr. Art Benjamin, lecturing on “Mathemagic,” at 8 p.m. on Thurs., Feb. 12, at the Burton D. Morgan Center lecture hall (150 Ridge Road). Free and open to the public. Contact 740-587-6259.
Denison University, founded in 1831, is an independent, residential liberal arts institution located in Granville, Ohio. A highly selective college enrolling 2,100 full-time undergraduate students from all 50 states and dozens of foreign countries, Denison is a place where innovative faculty and motivated students collaborate in rigorous scholarship, civic engagement and the cultivation of independent thinking.
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