Friday, February 25, 2022

In memory of Raymond Smullyan

Smullyan's first career was as a stage magician, which is an almost perfect Chekhovian plot twist, surprising at first then nearly inevitable in retrospect. What else would he be? 

In the spirit of Smullyan, here are a math-themed magic trick and a magic-themed math lecture, both from Dr. Tori Noquez.

The Mathematics of 8 Perfect Faro Shuffles

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