Karan Singhal

175 days ago

The Magical Mind of Persi Diaconis

chronicle.com

Persi Diaconis's unlikely scholarly career in mathematics began with a disappearing act. He was 14 years old and obsessed with magic, spending much of his free time in or around Tannen's Magic Store, on Times Square, where sleight-of-hand masters regularly gathered to show off tricks and to gossip.