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Dr. Arthur Benjamin, known as “The Human Calculator,” will be performing “Mathemagics” at the University of Nebraska on Friday, April 20.
In his performance, he will demonstrate and explain his secrets for performing rapid mental calculations faster than a calculator. He has performed for thousands of groups around the world. The show, which is free and open to the public, will be held at 7 p.m. in the Nebraskan Student Union Ponderosa Room.
Dr. Benjamin has made appearances on “The Today Show,” “CNN,” “The Colbert Report” and National Public Radio. He has also been profiled in several magazines and newspapers including “The New York Times,” “USA Today,” “Discover Magazine” and “Esquire.” “Reader’s Digest” has coined him as “America’s Best Math Whiz.”
He holds the Ph.D. and M.S.E. from Johns Hopkins University, and he graduated with a bachelor’s of science degree with highest honors from Carnegie-Mellon University. Currently, he is a professor of mathematics at Harvey Mudd College in Claremont, Calif.
He has served on the editorial boards for “Math Horizons,” “Mathematics Magazine,” “The Journal of Undergraduate Mathematics and Its Applications,” “Anneli Lax New Mathematical Library” and the “Spectrum Book Series.” He also serves as, or has been, a referee for 25 different book series.
The performance, which is sponsored by Kappa Mu Epsilon, is funded by the University Program and Facility Fee (UPFF).