Gathering 4 Gardner Foundation to host 13th biennial bash from April 11-15

Posted by Mary Margaret Stewart April 10, 2018

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This story has been updated. 

The Gathering 4 Gardner Foundation is throwing its 13th biennial bash, G4G13, from April 11 through 15.

According to a recent press release, Gathering 4 Gardner was founded to preserve the legacy of prolific writer and polymath Martin Gardner, and G4G13 is a celebration of his work.

The bash will include a street fair, magic performances, three lectures, and more. The following is a schedule of events, all of which are free and open to the public.

On Wednesday, April 11, Professor Ernő Rubik – inventor of the Rubik’s Cube – will make a guest appearance. He will deliver a lecture called, “In Conversation With Ernő Rubik,” at 7 p.m.

The event will be held in Georgia Tech’s Clough Auditorium, located at 266 Fourth Street NW in Atlanta.

On Friday, April 13, from 4 to 6 p.m., there will be several events in the Depot District of downtown Decatur, located on East Howard Avenue, between Hillyer Place and Sycamore Place. There will be a Decatur Street Fair, Math Walk, Sculpture Construction, Puzzle Solving, Magic Performances, and “M.C. Escher +” Art Exhibit Sneak Peek.

Following that, on April 13 at 8 p.m., Professor Doris Schattschneider of Moravian College will lecture on “Math and M.C. Escher’s Art.”

The event will be held at the Decatur Presbyterian Church, located at 205 Sycamore Street in Decatur, and doors will open at 7:30 p.m.

On Sunday, April 15, Professor Manjul Bhargava of Princeton University will lecture on “Poetry, Drumming, and Mathematics.” Bhargava won the Fields Medal, which is one of the highest honors for a mathematician.

The event will be held at 2:30 p.m. in the Fulton County Central Library, located at One Margaret Mitchell Square in Atlanta.

“Residents of Atlanta and Decatur will be extraordinarily lucky this April to have opportunities to witness three of the world’s leaders in the interface of mathematics with puzzles, art, and music present at free public events,” Colm Mulcahy, Vice President of Gathering 4 Gardner and Professor of Mathematics at Spelman College said in a recent press release.

For more information about the details of G4G13, click here.

To find out more about the Gathering 4 Gardner Foundation, visit their website at: www.gathering4gardner.org.

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