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There’s a great article over at Seed Magazine about the seventh annual “Gathering for Gardner” conference, which in short celebrates the literal magic of mathematics. As the write-up explains, the Gathering for Gardner conference is “a bi-annual pilgrimage honoring Martin Gardner, who, from 1957 to 1981, enraptured mathematicians and scientists, hobbyists and professionals, magicians and puzzlists and skeptics alike with his “Mathematical Games” column in Scientific American.”
I highly recommend reading their account of the conference, which is highly entertaining. Ah, mystery and magic!