Martin Gardner (1914–2010)

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Science  09 Jul 2010:
Vol. 329, Issue 5988, pp. 157
DOI: 10.1126/science.1194002

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On 22 May, American author Martin Gardner died at the age of 95. Until his last days, he was active and writing for an eager audience. He is well known for his writing on mathematics, science, philosophy of science, theology, and magic. However, few of his admirers knew the full breadth of his intellectual activities, as most were drawn only to some aspect by their own interest. In contrast to our increasingly specialized world, he was involved in many intellectual spheres.