DATE: Saturday, May 31, 2008
TIME: 3:30 PM-4:30 PM
VENUE: Lecture Hall
PARTICIPANT: Arthur Benjamin

In this highly entertaining show combining math with magic, “Mathemagician” Arthur Benjamin displayed feats of amazing mental mathematical gymnastics and explained the secrets behind his skills. Find out how he can be faster than an electronic calculator!

Reader’s Digest has called Arthur Benjamin “America’s Best Math Whiz.” He’s been seen on radio and TV, and profiled in The New York Times and People Magazine. He’s appeared around the world in this highly entertaining show, which combines math with magic. As the “Mathemagician” Benjamin displays feats of amazing mental mathematical gymnastics and explains the secrets behind his skills. His calculations are astonishing.

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Mathematician, Magician, Author

A professional magician, Arthur Benjamin can multiply large numbers faster than a calculator, figure out the weekday of any date in history, and has memorized the decimal numbers of Pi out to 100 digits. Anointed “America’s Best Math Whiz” by Reader’s Digest, Benjamin applied his skills to the game of backgammon and won the American Backgammon Tour in 1997. He is the author of several books, including Secrets of Mental Math. Benjamin is professor of mathematics at Harvey Mudd College in Claremont, California.