BAMA presents, absolutely free

Colm Mulcahy

Spelman College

Will take us on the mysterious adventure of

Magic with Math
(Eine Kleine Nachtmagie)

At Santa Clara University
in Daly Science 207

on Saturday, November 19, 2005
at 7:30 pm

We'll explore a variety of magical feats based squarely on mathematical principles. Starting with simple card forces/prediction tricks, we'll move on to some amazing demonstrations of mind reading.

Colm Mulcahy earned a B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Mathematical Science from University College Dublin, in Ireland, and then a PhD for research in abstract algebra under the direction of Alex F.T.W. Rosenberg at Cornell University. In 1988, he joined the faculty at Spelman College, in Atlanta, Georgia. His interests have since expanded to include number theory, geometry, geometric design, image processing and data compression, as well as the math of voting and mathematical biology. He got hooked on mathematical card tricks a few years ago, and is now a member of Georgia's Ring 9 of the International Brotherhood of Magicians (the original IBM!). He likes music, running, eating and cooking, not necessarily in that order. In his spare time he is the chair of the Department of Mathematics at Spelman.

How to get to Santa Clara University:
101 From US Highway 101, take the De La Cruz Boulevard/Santa Clara exit and follow the signs to El Camino and the main campus entrance.
280 From I-280, take I-880 north toward Oakland to the Alameda exit. Turn left onto The Alameda (which becomes El Camino Real) to the main campus entrance.
880 From I-880, take the Alameda exit, travel north (The Alameda becomes El Camino Real) to the main campus entrance.
Click here for a campus map.

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Last revised on 2 November 2005