Sponsored by the Rutgers University Department of Mathematics and the

Center for Discrete Mathematics and Theoretical Computer Science (DIMACS)

**Co-organizers:****Andrew Baxter**, Rutgers University, baxter{at} math [dot] rutgers [dot] edu**Doron Zeilberger**, Rutgers University, zeilberg {at} math [dot] rutgers [dot] edu

Title: Benjamin Franklin's Mathematics, Recreational and Otherwise

Speaker: **Paul Pasles**, Villanova University

Date: Thursday, March 25, 2010 5:15 - 6:05pm

Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ

Abstract:

We will examine the mathematics of Franklin, the long history of magic squares, and the inevitable intersection of these sets.