Celebration of Mind at Stanford
485 Lasuen Mall
1:00 pm–4:30 pm
Doors open at 12:30 pm.
Welcome speech begins at 1:00 pm.
The program consists of short talks in recreational mathematics, magic, art, and puzzles presented in Cubberley Auditorium (directions and parking information below), followed by engaging activities in the Cubberley Lobby.
The program will feature exciting presenters, including:
- Alexa Meade, Artist
- Mark Mitton, Magician
- Stacy Speyer, Artist
- Scott Kim, Puzzle Master
- Lucas Garron, Speed Cuber
- Iris Oved, Founder of Paradox Lab
- Andrea Hawksley, Mathematical Artist
- Scott Vorthmann, Zometool Expert, Creator of vZome
- Cliff Stoll, The Klein Bottle Guy
- Jim Gardner, Son of Martin Gardner
About Celebration of Mind
Martin Gardner is known for inspirational writing in mathematics and science, as well as for the classic Lewis Carroll reference The Annotated Alice. His column, Mathematical Games, ran in Scientific American from the 1950s through the 1980s, and inspired many people through the intersections of mathematics with art, music, puzzles, and games. Even those who don’t recognize his name may be familiar with ideas he helped popularize, from the work of M.C. Escher to flexagons and Conway's Game of Life. In order to commemorate his accomplishments and spirit, Celebrations of Mind events are held all across the globe, often on or around Gardner's birthday, October 21.
This event is co-sponsored by Stanford Pre-Collegiate Studies and the Julia Robinson Mathematics Festival, and is organized by Stan Isaacs and Rick Sommer.
Watch Last Year's Event
2018 Celebration of Mind at Stanford
Enjoy a recording of the full 2018 event.
Directions and Parking
next to the clock tower at the intersection Escondido Mall and Lasuen Mall. Parking is free on campus on weekends. Park either on the main Oval, or the Memorial Lot just north of the Memorial Hall on Memorial Way, or South of the campus union at Mayfield Ave.
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