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Martin Gardner

by Serhiy Grabarchuk
Martin Gardner

Martin Gardner
(10/21/1914 -- 5/22/2010)
Martin Gardner has passed away...

It's so sad news and irretrievable loss to the whole math-puzzle-magic community, to the World, and to everyone who knew Martin Gardner, his books, his mind, his philosophy, and his humor. He was a unique and phenomenal Popularizer of Science and Teacher who has taught how to love math and science.

I've been thrilled to read his books and grasp his wisdom since my young ages. And I'm indebted to Martin Gardner for every moments I knew him, for his friendly and wise advices, and for opening to me many ways to the puzzle universe.

Good-bye Mr. Martin Gardner.
The Martin Gardner Global Celebration of Mind Gatherings
Celebration of Mind
On Thursday, October 21, 2010, the Martin Gardner Global Celebration of Mind Gatherings will take place all around the World. This day would have been Martin Gardner's 96th Birthday, and to celebrate his incomparable life and work, the Gathering For Gardner Foundation welcomes everybody to join this celebration party in any possible forms and at places just next to you. More details can be found here.
Aha!: Aha! Insight and Aha! Gotcha by Martin Gardner
No one has a bigger influence on the Puzzle World history and achievements than Martin Gardner. Also, his interests covered many other fields such as Magic, Mathematics, Philosophy, Science, and Literature. Every true puzzle lover knows Martin Gardner first of all because of his excellent puzzle books which make a fantastic modern library of Recreational Mathematics.

On October 21, 2009 Martin Gardner celebrated his 95th birthday.
The puzzle below is dedicated to Martin Gardner.
The MG Coin Puzzle by Serhiy Grabarchuk
The MG Coin Puzzle
by Serhiy Grabarchuk
Seven coins form a stylized M. Moving a coin at a time and observing a "double touch" rule, rearrange the M into another stylized letter, G. Could you achieve the goal in four single coin moves?...
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In the next weeks and months I plan to add here some of Martin Gardner's puzzles which I very like. Meanwhile, in TierneyLab you can read more about Martin Gardner and his favorite puzzles. And even much more you can read about Martin Gardner at AllExperts free Encyclopedia (BETA).
To be continued.
Last Updated: September 12, 2010
Posted: October 20, 2009
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