Albion College

Mathematics and Computer Science

Mathematics and Computer Science

COLLOQUIUM

The Rubik's Cube

David A. Reimann

For over 30 years people around the world have been captivated by the Rubik's cube.
Why is it so popular? What makes it a good puzzle?
This talk will cover the history and design of the cube, explore some mathematics related to the cube,
discuss solving the cube, and explore some possible and impossible patterns.
I will bring several cubes for the audience to play with after the talk.