Martin Gardner (October 21, 1914 – May 22, 2010) was an American mathematician, writer, journalist, and philosopher. He was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and held United States citizenship.
Gardner is best known for his work in recreational mathematics, puzzles, the skeptical movement, and annotated editions. He is the founder of the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry.
He attended the University of Chicago, and some of his notable works include "Fads and Fallacies in the Name of Science" and "The Ambidextrous Universe". Martin Gardner passed away on May 22, 2010 in Norman, Oklahoma.