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Magician Mark Mitton: Math, Magic and Surprise

Commonwealth Club of California
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Mark Mitton, Professional Magician
In conversation with David Eisenbud, Ph.D., Director, Mathematical Sciences Research Institute - MSRI; Professor of Mathematics, UC Berkeley

Come for an enlightening and entertaining conversation between mathematician David Eisenbud and magician Mark Mitton about the relationship between technique and discovery. Everyone will learn math and magic tricks.

In addition to performing at private and corporate events all over the world,and creating magic for film, television, the Broadway stage and Cirque du Soleil, Mitton tirelessly explores the theme of "misdirection" from an interdisciplinary standpoint. He regularly presents on perception at universities and conferences in North America and Europe, including the Association for the Scientific Study of Consciousness, and has lectured with the late Nobel Laureate Gerald Edelman of The Neurosciences Institute. Mitton was the apprentice to legendary sleight-of-hand master and vaudevillian Slydini, and a long-time student of Ozzie Malini – the son of turn-of-the-century magician Max Malini. He has performed for Mick Jagger, Beyoncé, Jay-Z, John Mayer, Katy Perry, Salman Rushdie, Sienna Miller, Mark Messier, Sting, Sylvester Stallone as well as at festivals in Europe and Asia; at the Olympic Games; in war-torn Liberia; in hospital wards around New York City; and in a Mexican orphanage with members of the band Guster.

Location: 110 The Embarcadero, Taube Family Auditorium, San Francisco
Time: 5:30 p.m. check-in, 6:30 p.m. program

Note: In association With The Mathematical Sciences Research Institute