Martin Gardner died yesterday. His memory will live on through some 70+ books and, above all, through his column "MATHEMATICAL GAMES" in Scientific American. During the 25 years that Gardner's column appeared, it was probably for many amongst the SciAm readers the main reason to buy a copy each month.

Via "MATHEMATICAL GAMES" , Martin Gardner made the wonders of math known to the layperson. For an example see this 40 (!) year old column introducing ''The Game of Life" to the masses.

Martin Gardner -- courtesy Wikipedia
Martin Gardner (Photo: Wikipedia)

A compilation of blogs remembring Martin Gardner: