The Guardian: Empire State Building Vanishes and Other Illusions

Tim Chartier
Tim Chartier

"This puzzle will fry your brain," The Guardian's science blogger Alex Bellos promises in a recent post. "A mathematician has updated a classic geometrical puzzle-and explained how it works."

The mathematician in question is Associate Professor of Mathematics Tim Chartier. The puzzle in question is also known by earlier names, including the Vanishing Leprechaun, the Disappearing Dwarf and the Swinging Sixties Pinup Girls.

Fresh off a "March Mathness" media tour, now Chartier welcomes April, Mathematics Awareness Month, with publication of his new book, Math Bytes: Google Bombs, Chocolate-Covered Pi, and Other Cool Bits in Computing.

Read The Guardian article.

Read about Tim Chartier and March Mathness.

New York Journal of Books review of Math Bytes.