REMEMBERING RAYMOND SMULLYAN
APRIL 27 / 4-6:30 PM
an event for his friends and admirers
April 27, 2017
CUNY Graduate Center
365 Fifth Ave
New York, NY 10016
ABOUT THE EVENT /
Please join us to celebrate the memory of Raymond Smullyan, mathematician, musician, magician, teacher, author, showman, and dear friend. There will be two speakers, Melvin Fitting and Graham Priest, followed by an open mic session.
Video of the event on April 27, 2017.
Click below or go to YouTube.com.
Melvin Fitting's Eulogy can be read here.
SLIDE SHOW /
Please see the Guestbook form below or
RSVP if you wish to contribute to the slideshow.
If you wish to submit a guest book entry, please do so below. We will stop collecting on this site on May 1, 2017.
by M. Fitting
GUEST BOOK /
Video of Raymon Smullyan at the piano by Melvin Fitting.
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Obituary & puzzle sample 02/11/17 New York Times
Blog post 02/13/17 by Lance Fortnow and Bill Gasarch on blog.ComputationalComplexity.org
Blog post 02/13/17 by Greg Restall on Gödel's Last Letter and P=NP
Blog post 02/13/17 by Peter Smith on LogicMatters.net
Blog post 02/14/17 by Dick Lipton & Ken Regan on Consequently.org
thanks to Joao Marcos for the links
If you would like an open mic slot or would like to contribute to the slide show of Ray's life, please indicate that in the RSVP. While this event is open to the public, a photo ID is required to enter the building and an RSVP is appreciated as space is limited.
A dinner will follow the event at a nearby restaurant.
Thus was Raymond Smullyan, master of the Tao, in his multiplicity ("everybody is unique, but myself!"): an influential logician, an accomplished pianist, an entertaining magician, an authentic caretaker, a kind humanist. A finite life is surely the ultimate paradox to be solved by us. It is so appropriate that Raymond now leaves us with this last puzzle, the one in which he has something to tell us, but we will never know what it was... And with this we go back to where we started, self-referentially, to the hospital bed in which he was once stuck when a young boy and his brother told him that he would have a big surprise before the end of the day. Of course, there was no surprise. And this was very surprising to the little Ray! He wouldn't like us to be sad now. Or ever! Let us cherish his memory.
Joao Marcos March 9, 2017