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Mathemagic with a Deck of Cards

with Author Prof. Colm Mulcahy, Spelman College, Atlanta, USA - All Welcome


WIT Seminar Series in Mathematics and Physics

All Welcome

Free talk for staff and students and interested public. Prof Colm Mulcahy explores the relationship between card magic and mathematics, through the prism of influential writer Martin Gardner. The presentation will be based on his recently published book Mathematical Card Magic: Fifty-Two New Effects.  The material in this entertaining show can be used to liven up parties and maths classes.


Room FTG 25 (Maths Learning Centre)

WIT Main Campus

Thursday, 13th March 2014

4.15 pm

All welcome

Colm Mulcahy is a professor of mathematics at Spelman College. Over the last decade, he has been at the

cardcolm.jpg forefront of publishing new "mathemagical" principles and effects for cards, particularly in his long-running bi-monthly Card Colm for the Mathematical Association of America (MAA). He also blogs at the Aperiodical and the Huffington Post. Dr. Mulcahy has been a recipient of the MAA’s Allendoerfer Award for excellence in expository writing. His interests are broad, ranging from algebra and number theory to geometry. He earned a B.Sc. and M.Sc. in mathematical science from University College Dublin and a PhD from Cornell University for research in the algebraic theory of quadratic forms.

His website is and you can follow him on Twitter at @CardColm.

There will a limited number of copies of the book for purchase at this event.