Doctor Arthur Benjamin is a professor of mathematics at Harvey Mudd College in Claremont, California. He is also a professional magician and has presented his mixture of maths and magic to audiences all over the world – he is renowned as one of the world’s fastest mental calculators. He has presented three TED talks, which together have been viewed over 12 million times, and he has authored several books and DVD courses that share the beauty and magic of mathematics. His newest book is called The Magic of Maths: Solving for X and Figuring out Why.
Dr Benjamin is the 2017 recipient of the Joint Policy Board for Mathematics Communications Award for Public Outreach, awarded for sharing the beauty and value of mathematics to a broad audience.