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Martin Gardner

by Serhiy Grabarchuk
Martin Gardner

Martin Gardner
(1914 -- 2010)
Martin Gardner (1914-2010) 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 very 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 thousands of ways to the Puzzle Universe.
G4G Martin Gardner Celebration of Mind
Celebration of Mind V  
During the second half of October, 2014 and the first week of November, 2014 the fifth annual G4G Martin Gardner Celebration of Mind event will take place all around the World. This year the event is comprised of more than five dozen events worldwide which celebrate Martin Gardner's Centennial Jubilee, his incomparable life and work, including magic, puzzles, recreational math, Lewis Carroll, and the many other topics he loved. 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, 2014 we celebrate Martin Gardner's Centennial Jubilee.
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: October 21, 2014
Posted: October 20, 2009
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