“Juggling Mathematics and Magic,” a lecture by Dr. Ron Graham

The mystery of magic and the art of juggling have surprising links to interesting ideas from mathematics.

May 31, 2012
3:00 – 4:00 pm
Science & Engineering Library Events Room

In the fourth companion lecture to the exhibit, Harry Potter’s World: Renaissance Science, Magic and Medicine,” Professor Ronald Graham, one of the world’s best known mathematicians, computer theorists, and technology visionaries, will explain the math behind magic in his talk, “Juggling Mathematics and Magic.”

Graham, who calls himself a “mathemagician” will explore the mystery of magic and the art of juggling and their surprising links to mathematical concepts. Graham is the Irwin and Joan Jacobs Professor of Computer Science and Engineering at the Jacobs School of Engineering and the co-author of Magical Mathematics: The Mathematical Ideas that Animate Great Magic Tricks. A skilled magician and juggler, Graham is the ex-president of the International Jugglers Association.

Dr. Graham will be signing copies of his book which will be available for purchase at the talk.

The talk is free and open to students, faculty, staff and the public. Light refreshments will be served.

Please register here.

More information on the exhibit and to register for other lectures in the series: http://libguides.ucsd.edu/harrypotter



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