Nat S Ford (natf) wrote,
Nat S Ford

This is another sad day

I remember reading one of his books at junior school (I was probably eight or nine) and from thereafter being addicted to maths puzzles. Another amazing person is lost to us.

Interestingly though, Gardner was not a mathematician himself. When he started working for Scientific American in 1956 he hadn't done any maths beyond the normal high school classes. He was purely a populariser of what became known as Recreational Mathematics.

Times Online - Eureka Zone - WBLG: A tribute to Martin Gardner
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