# Mathematics and Magic Tricks

Event Type

Lectures

Wednesday, November 30, 2011 7:30 PM

Open to the public

Persi Diaconis (Stanford University)

MRC

The way that a magic trick works can be just as amazing as the trick itself. I will illustrate with performance-level magic whose workings involve a look at combinatorics, number theory, and higher algebra. This talk is aimed at a broad public audience; no prior “mathemagical” knowledge required.

You can learn more about Professor Persi Diaconis at https://statweb.stanford.edu/~cgates/PERSI/index.html