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

Room FTG 25 (Maths Learning Centre)

WIT Main Campus

Thursday, 13th March 2014

4.15 pm

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 and provides multiple jumping-off points for undergraduate study and seminars.

Colm Mulcahy is a professor of mathematics at Spelman College. Over the last decade, he has been at the forefront of publishing new "mathemagical" principles and effects for cards, particularly in his long-running bi-monthlyCard Colm for the Mathematical Association of America (MAA). He also blogs at the Aperiodical and the Huffington Post.

Mathemagic with a Deck of Cards

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

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.

WIT Seminar Series in Mathematics and Physics