Martin Gardner video

I was reading Alex’s Adventures in Numberland and was inspired to find some Martin Gardner on video. I managed to locate a TV programme from 1996 which I had never seen before. And it is great! It features Max Maven, John Conway, Scott Kim, Persi Diaconis, Ron Graham, Michael Webber, Jay Marshall, Donald Coxeter, James Randi and Meir Yedid (the guy with or rather “without” the fingers!). Also, a young Gardner is seen performing magic (although the secret of one of my favourite card rise tricks is revealed).

There is a section (at about 25:30) involving perfect shuffles. You can find out more in my video on the subject.

The Nature of Things / Martin Gardner from Wagner Brenner on Vimeo.

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