Geek Of The Week: Erno Rubik

Geek Of The Week: Erno Rubik

Ernő Rubik is a Hungarian inventor, architect and professor of architecture. He is best known for the invention of mechanical puzzles including Rubik’s Cube (1974), Rubik’s Magic, Rubik’s Magic: Master Edition, and Rubik’s Snake.

While Rubik grew to fame based on the Rubik’s Cube and his other puzzles, much of his recent work involves the promotion of science in education. Rubik is involved with several organizations such as Beyond Rubik’s Cube, the Rubik Learning Initiative, and the Judit Polgar Foundation all of whose aim is to engage students in science, mathematics, and problem solving at a young age. Given that today is the 40th anniversary of his most famous invention, I choose Ernő Rubik as this week’s Geek of the Week.

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