'Mathemagician' to perform April 21

Dr. Arthur Benjamin, a mathematics professor and professional magician, will perform at 4 p.m. April 21 in Henderson State University’s Caplinger Airway Science Center. In his entertaining and fast-paced performance, Benjamin will demonstrate how to mentally add and multiply numbers faster than a calculator, how to figure out the day of the week of any date in history, and will perform other amazing feats of mind.

Benjamin, a professor of mathematics at Harvey Mudd College in Claremont, Calif., has presented his mixture of math and magic all over the world. He received national awards for his research, writing, and teaching, and has authored several books and DVD courses.

In its “Best of America” issue, Reader’s Digest recently called Benjamin “America’s Best Math Whiz.” He has appeared on The Today Show, CNN, and NPR. He has given three TED talks with more than 10 million views.

The performance is free and open to the public.