A post at the New York Times Numberplay blog (of all places) includes the gambling machine puzzle, which is a nice one. (More on this puzzle later.) The same post indicates that the Roxie Theater in San Francisco (3117 16th St, between Valencia and Guerrero) will be showing four films by George Csiscery the week of March 18, in honor of Paul Erdos’ 100th birthday (he was born March 26, 1913):
Monday, March 18 at 7:45 pm: Taking the Long View: The Life of Shiing-Shen Chern
Monday, March 18 at 6:30 pm and 9:00 pm: Julia Robinson and Hilbert’s Tenth Problem
Wednesday, March 20 at 6:00 pm and 9:30 pm: N is a Number: A Portrait of Paul Erdos
Wednesday, March 20 at 8:00 pm: Hard Problems: The Road to the World’s Toughest Math Contest
The Chern film is new (this is the Bay Area premiere); I’ve seen the other three, and highly recommend them. Here’s the Roxie’s page for the marathon.
Sadly, I won’t be there, due to other obligations.