School of Mathematical Sciences

Maths Magic at Mile End

8 February 2013

news image

The Centre for Public Engagement(link is external) at Queen Mary, University of London is organising a Maths Magic show featuring Dr. Brent Morris on Wednesday 20 February 2013 at 6:30pm. The event will take place in the Drama Studio of the ArtsTwo Building on the Mile End Campus.

A brochure for the event can be found here.

Dr. Morris, a 47-year member of the International Brotherhood of Magicians, will take a tour through the mathematical magic which underpins card tricks, and which is also essential for understanding data storage and movement in computers. Dr. Morris, whose doctoral dissertation is titled "Permutations by Cutting and Shuffling: A Generalization to Q Dimensions" is believed to hold the only PhD in card shuffling, and will combine illusion, maths and memory chips to explain the science behind the "perfect shuffle". As well as designing a memory chip that emulates a hard disk, Dr. Morris will perform a brand new trick that he has recently perfected, and will attempt to move any named card to any location in the deck with exactly six perfect shuffles.

A reception will follow the performance.

This event is free to attend but please reserve your space by booking your ticket in advance:
http://qmmagic.eventbrite.co.uk/

For further information:
Tel: 020 7882 3485
Email: studentevents@qmul.ac.uk

AttachmentSize
PDF iconmaths_magic_flyer_-_20_feb.pdf [PDF 286KB] 286.46 KB