In Conversation with Ernő Rubik

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A Frontiers in Science lecture by Ernő Rubik, inventor of the Rubik's Cube

In a rare public appearance, Ernő Rubik will give a public lecture, discussing a wide range of topics including design and architecture, the role of curiosity in the human condition, and his perspective on more than four decades of the Rubik's Cube.

About the Speaker
Ernő Rubik is an architect and designer. He lives in Budapest, Hungary, where he invented Rubik’s Cube in 1974.

Rubik co-founded the Hungarian Academy of Engineering; the Palace of Wonders, a science center in Budapest; and the Aquincum Institute of Technology. He has served as juror for the European Inventor Awards and as Ambassador for Creativity and Innovation of the European Commission.

Among numerous national and international distinctions, Rubik is the recipient of Liberty Science Center's Genius Prize; the USA Science & Engineering Festival Medal; and Hungary's highest state distinction, the Order of St. Stephen.

This talk is sponsored by the College of Science, the School of Mathematics, and the Gathering 4 Gardner Foundation.

About Frontiers in Science Lectures 
Lectures in this series are intended to inform, engage, and inspire students, faculty, staff and the public on developments, breakthroughs, and topics of general interest in the sciences and mathematics. Lecturers tailor their talks for nonexpert audiences


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  • Created: 03/07/2018
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