Martin Gardner, 19142010
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/05/24/us/24gardner.html
Martin Gardner, worldrenowned puzzle creator and polymath,
died Saturday, May 22.
Members of the mathematics community have posted to online
discussions with notices, as well as remembrances, including
one with puzzle links:
http://mathforum.org/kb/thread.jspa?threadID=2078647
Here are discussions and articles in Spanish:
http://mathforum.org/kb/thread.jspa?threadID=2078296
A map coloring puzzle of Gardner's, published in his
Mathematical Games column for Scientific American, inspired
this Macalester Problem of the Week:
http://mathforum.org/wagon/fall97/p840.html
Walter Rudin, 19212010
http://www.math.wisc.edu/oldhome/news/WRudinObit.html
Walter Rudin, mathematics professor at the University of
WisconsinMadison for over 30 years and author of several
widely adopted mathematics texts (Principles of Mathematical
Analysis, Real and Complex Analysis, and Functional Analysis),
died Thursday, May 20.
His death elicited numerous personal reflections:
http://mathforum.org/kb/thread.jspa?threadID=2078502
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