G4G - Gathering for Gardner 2011 at Urbana-Champaign

Time : October 21st - 5-8pm
Location: 314 Altgeld Hall.

Come join Champaign-Urbana's celebration of the spirit of recreational mathematics and fun math puzzles, and the life of math and science writer Martin Gardner. The University of Illinois and Wolfram Research will host a series of short talks by more than a dozen local mathematicians and computer scientists at the occasion of Gardner's 97th birthday. This event is part of the worldwide event Gathering for Gardner: Celebration of Mind. It is free and open to members of the public of all ages - no math training required to enjoy the presentations!

5:00 PM : Welcome
5:05 PM : Ed Pegg (Wolfram) : Introduction to Martin Gardner
5:15 PM : Puzzle presentation:
                Pete Glaze (Graduate Student): Crazy Cuts and Rep-Tiles
                Mark Abordo (Undergraduate Student): 64 pennies
                Marcin Sabok (Visting Assistant Professor): The center of a polygon
                Aleksandra Kwiatkowska (Graduate Student): Matches and triangles
                Piotr Przytycki (Visiting Scholar): Acute triangulations
5:35 PM : Bruce Reznick (Professor) : Fermat meets Fibonacci
5:45 PM : Jayadev Athreya (Assistant Professor) : Generalized Diagonals for the Golden L
5:55 PM : M.Tip Phaovibul (Graduate Student): Magic Matrix
6:05 PM : John P D'Angelo (Professor) : A lemma Gardner would have loved
6:15 PM : Break
6:45 PM : Bruce Carpenter (Lecturer): Beguiling Tilings
6:55 PM : Ken Stolarsky (Professor): If Dr. Matrix and Einstein could visit Fibonacci
7:10 PM : Presentation of the solutions of the puzzles

Be aware that all times stated are approximative and might change slightly in the course of the event. During the break light refreshments will be provided. For more information please contact Philipp Hieronymi under phierony - at - illinois.edu

The organizers: Pete Glaze, Philipp Hieronymi, Ed Pegg, Debra Woods