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Mills College Hosts Popular Mathematician

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Oakland, CA–September 28, 2011 Illustrious math professor and magician Arthur Benjamin is speaking to Mills College audiences this week. Called "America's Best Math Whiz" by Reader’s Digest, Benjamin is sharing his popular mixture of math and magic with Mills.

In a feat of mental wizardry, Benjamin, a professor of mathematics at Harvey Mudd College and a magician, is able to add and multiply complex equations in his head, faster than a calculator. He can show audiences how to memorize 100 digits of pi, how to figure out the day of the week of any date in history—and other amazing feats of mind. Benjamin will amaze the audience with card tricks that are based on mathematical principles, then will reveal their magical and mathematical secrets.

Benjamin has presented all over the world and appeared on CNN and numerous television programs such as the Today Show, and the Colbert Report. His appearance at Mills is made possible by a grant designed to draw undergraduate women to the study of computers.

This event is free and open to the public. The Mills College community is encouraged to attend.


“Mathematical Card Tricks”
Wednesday, September 28, 2011
4:00  pm–5:00 pm
Moore Natural Sciences Building 215


Last Updated: 9/28/11