Metroplex Math Circle is very pleased to announce a special presentation by Dr. Arthur Benjamin, November 19th, 2008 at 7:00 PM in the TI Auditorium, room 2.102 in the Engineering and Computer Sciences building (ECSS) on the campus of the University of Texas at Dallas.
Dr. Benjamin is a very distinguished mathematician at the prestigious Harvey Mudd College who has authored multiple books and scholarly papers.
But he is also very well known as an entertainer and “mathemagician.” Dr. Benjamin’s program should be inspiring and entertaining for adults and students of all ages.
Following are just some of the accolades that Dr. Benjamin has received from reviewers and audiences:
“He talks like a peformer, acts like a magician, and multiplies faster than a calculator.”
— The Los Angeles Times.
“Someone you can count on!”
— People Magazine
“Please allow me to express our sincere thanks for your amazing performance at the 2008 Archer User Group Summit in Orlando, Florida. Your gift for mental calculation is truly astounding. The technology, risk management and compliance professionals who attended the Summit were completely captivated by your presentation, and we appreciate the excitement that you brought to our event. You had the complete attention of everyone in the room throughout your entire presentation, and your feats of mind were a major point of discussion for the remainder of the Summit. We would wholeheartedly recommend your presentation to any organization planning an event for professionals who like a good mental challenge. You inspired us all to use our brains a little bit more, and we will never forget your incredible show.”
— Alex Bender, Vice President of Marketing, Archer Technologies, 2008
“Doctor Benjamin’s presentation ranks among the very best. He is able to entertain, motivate, stimulate, and educate simultaneously, a rare ability that helps to bring the joy of math and science into the lives of his audiences.”
— Dr. Steven Murov, Director, Modesto Area Partners in Science
“Parents, teachers, and children, with multiple layers of math phobia, related easily to your imaginative style of storytelling and theater that brings math to a ‘Wow!’ level.”
— Sarah Orleans, Director of Programs, The Franklin Institute Science Program
“Dr. Arthur Benjamin made two presentations at Millersville University as part of the 21st annual Brossman Science Lectureship. The audience for the afternoon presentation consisted of 5th through 9th graders. The audience for the evening performance consisted of children through adults including university students and faculty. There was standing room only for both presentations (750 each). These were the largest crowds to ever attend the Science Lectureship. Dr. Benjamin appealed to all ages. His presentations were energetic and humorous as well as being informative. He had people excited about mathematics. One teacher stated: ‘Dr. Benjamin was a fantastic lecturer and truly inspiring to the students.’”
— Dr. Lyman Rickard, Millersville University
“Arthur Benjamin, the `mathemagician,’ wowed the crowd with his demonstration of lightning calculation. It’s hard to believe that watching someone do math would be entertaining, but Arthur is a knockout.”
— Magic Magazine, November 2007
“That was one of the most incredible finishing acts we’ve ever had!”
— Carmie Henry, Vice President, Electric Cooperatives of Arkansas, 2008
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