01/12/2012 - 12:00am

The Mathematics Department at UCI, with the support of NSF RTG grant DMS-1044150, is proud to present "Secrets of Mental Math," a breathtaking show by the great mathemagician Dr. Arthur Benjamin.

The event is part of a math seminar series for undergraduates and will take place on January 12th from 12 to 1 p.m. in Pacific Ballroom C, at the UCI Student Center. The event is free and open to the public.

Dr. Arthur Benjamin is both a professor of mathematics and a magician. He has combined his skills to create a dynamic presentation called "Mathemagics", suitable for all audiences, where he demonstrates and explains his secrets for performing rapid mental calculations faster than a calculator. Dr. Benjamin has presented his high energy talk for thousands of groups throughout the world, including many colleges and universities. He has appeared on many television shows and radio programs, including: The Today Show, CNN, The Colbert Report, and National Public Radio. He has been profiled in The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, USA Today, Scientific American, Discover Magazine, Omni Magazine, Esquire Magazine, People Magazine, Wired and Reader's Digest.

Dr. Benjamin received a standing ovation when he presented part of his show at the TED 2005 meeting. Since the talk went online, it has been viewed over a million times. Reader's Digest calls him "America's Best Math Whiz".

For more information on Dr. Benjamin, please visit his website at: http://www.math.hmc.edu/~benjamin/mathemagics/

For a preview of his show, please go to: http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=arthur+benjamin+mathemagics&search=Search

Dr. Arthur Benjamin
Professor of Mathematics
Harvey Mudd College

Event date: January 12, 2012 - 12:00pm

Location: UCI Student Center, Pacific Ballroom C

Sponsored / Hosted by: Department of Mathematics

Intended Audience: General Public and Students

Open to public: yes

Cost: Free