Hello interflexionality: what I learned from the 14th Gathering for Gardner

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Back in April, an unusual mix of scientists, artists, and magicians met in Atlanta for the 14th Gathering for Gardner (G4G14), a biennial conference inspired by the late Martin Gardner, who wrote the Recreational Mathematics column for Scientific American from 1957-1981. The emphasis is on mixing fun and science, and speakers must stick to six minute time limits during their stage presentations. One of those presenting was mathematician Lew Lefton, College of Sciences assistant dean of information technology and associate vice president for research computing, who spent his time onstage telling math/science jokes. Example: “You either believe in the law of the excluded middle or you don’t.” (The law of the excluded middle: a statement is either true or false.) Lew's follow-up: "That's the only time that joke has ever got a laugh."

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College of Sciences

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Special Events and Guest Speakers
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College of Sciences, School of Mathematics, Lew Lefton, Gathering for Gardener 14, G4G14, Martin Gardner
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  • Created By: Renay San Miguel
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  • Created On: Aug 5, 2022 - 2:20pm
  • Last Updated: Aug 5, 2022 - 2:20pm