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Some History about the Inventor of The Rubik Cube: Ernő Rubik

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The native form of this personal name is Rubik Ernő. This article uses the Western name order.

Ernő Rubik

Born July 13, 1944 (age 68)

Budapest, Hungary

Known forPuzzle designer, Rubik's Cube

Ernő Rubik (Hungarian pronunciation: [ˈrubik ˈɛrnøː]; born July 13, 1944) 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, Rubik's Snake and Rubik's 360.

Life and career


Ernő Rubik was born in Budapest, Hungary, July 13, 1944, during World War II. His father, Ernő Rubik, was a flight engineer at the Esztergom airplane factory, and his mother, Magdolna Szántó, was a poet.[1] He graduated from the Technical University, Budapest (Műszaki Egyetem) Faculty of Architecture in 1967 and began postgraduate studies in sculpting and interior architecture. From 1971 to 1975 he worked as an architect, then became a professor at the Budapest College of Applied Arts (Iparművészeti Főiskola). He has spent all his life in Hungary.

“Space always intrigued me, with its incredibly rich possibilities, space alteration by (architectural) objects, objects' transformation in space (sculpture, design), movement in space and in time, their correlation, their repercussion on mankind, the relation between man and space, the object and time. I think the CUBE arose from this interest, from this search for expression and for this always more increased acuteness of these thoughts...”



Rubik's Cube

In the early 1980s, he became editor of a game and puzzle journal called ...És játék (...And games), then became self-employed in 1983, founding the Rubik Stúdió, where he designed furniture and games. In 1987 he became professor with full tenure; in 1990 he became the president of the Hungarian Engineering Academy (Magyar Mérnöki Akadémia). At the Academy, he created the International Rubik Foundation to support especially talented young engineers and industrial designers.

At present he is mainly working on video game development and architectural topics and is still leading Rubik Stúdió.

He is known to be an introvert, barely accessible and hard to contact or to get hold of for autographs. He typically does not attend speedcubing events. However, he attended the 2007 World Championship in Budapest.[2][3] He also gave a lecture and autograph session at the "Bridges-Pecs" conference ("Bridges between Mathematics and the Arts") in July, 2010.[4]

Rubik is a member of the USA Science and Engineering Festival's Advisory Board.[5]

[edit]References


[1] International Who's Who 2000. Europa. 1999. pp. 1342. ISBN 1-85743-050-6.

[2] John Nadler, "Squaring Up to the Rubik's Cube", Time, October 09, 2007.

[3] "25 years on" Erno Rubik interview at the Rubik's Cube official website, retrieved 9th May 2010

[4] "Bridges Conference" List of Plenary speakers, retrieved 26th July 2010

[5] USA Science and Engineering Festival Advisors Retrieved 2010-07-05.


External links


An interview with Ernő Rubik

His biography at Hungary.hu (Hungarian)

His first print interview in ten years

An exclusive video interview about the new Rubik's 360