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HA! Conway on Gardner

In this special segment, John H. Conway reminisces on his long friendship and collaboration with Martin Gardner. 

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GY. Chaitin on the Ubiquity of Undecidability

Greg Chaitin, author most recently of MetaMath!,  discusses the ubiquity of undecidability: incredibly all kinds of mathematical and physical systems exhibit utterly unpredictable, baffling behavior– and it’s possible to prove we can never fully understand why!

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G4G9: Report From the Festivities!

Quick interviews with folks here at the Gathering For Gardner, including Stephen Wolfram, Will Shortz,  Dale Seymour, John Conway and many others. 

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GT. The Largest Escher Exhibit Ever

The world’s largest ever exhibit of Escher’s works is on display, right now, at the Boca Raton Musuem of Art If you can, this is a must see event! We talk with the collector, Rock J. Walker about his fascination with this amazing work.


And of course we answer last week’s puzzle, and hear from listeners!



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GE. Clock Confusion Redux

Kyle and Chaim get into trouble with their wives and Mathfactor correspondent, Stephen Morris, discusses the Kate Bush Conjecture and And The Clocks Struck Thirteen  


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ET. Your Holiday Shopping Guide

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Happy Holidays from the Math Factor!

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EG. The Colossal Book of Short Puzzles and Problems

Dana Richards, editor of The Colossal Book of Short Puzzles and Problems discusses the amazing Martin Gardner and his legacy!


EF. Visions of Symmetry

M.C. Escher expert Doris Schattschneider, author of Visions of Symmetry, sits down with us in Leeuwarden Friesland, Escher’s boyhood hometown, to discuss his life and work.

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ED. Mathemagican Art Benjamin

Art Benjamin, mathemagician at Harvey Mudd, staggers, astounds and entertains!

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DZ. Mind Control Across Time and Space!

Eric Demaine of MIT will control your minds across all time and all space!

Not surprisingly, we suppose, this trick is closely related to an important mathematical tool of the telecommunications industry:

Gray Codes are tremendously useful; a great, very readable discussion is in Chapter 2 of Martin Gardner’s Knotted Donuts and Other Mathematical Entertainments.


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