of the Rubik's Cube puzzle
clues: Cubic Rubik; Cubemeister Rubik; Puzzlemaker Rubik; Cube
inventor Rubik; Rubik of cube fame; Mr. Rubik
2 times a year
minutes of your time
of the Cube: Erno Rubik
thanks to my invention, my capitalist friends and I were able to
bring the government to its knees
~ Erno Rubik
Rubik (born July 13, 1944) is a Hungarian inventor, sculptor and
professor of architecture. He is best known for the invention of
mechanical puzzles including Rubik's Cube, Rubik's Magic and
was born in wartime Budapest, Hungary. His father was a flight
engineer, his mother a poet. He graduated from the Technical
University, Budapest in 1967 as an architectural engineer and
began postgraduate studies in sculpting and interior
architecture. From 1971 to 1975 he worked as an architect, then
went back to the academia and became professor at the Budapest
College of Applied Arts.
the early 1980s, he became editor of a game and puzzle journal
called ...Es jatek ("...and games"), then became
self-employed in 1983, founding the Rubik Studio, where he
designed furniture and games. 1987 he became professor with full
tenure; in 1990 he became the president of the Hungarian
Engineering Academy. In the Academy, he created the International
Rubik Foundation to support especially talented young engineers
and industrial designer.
he is mainly working on video game development and architectural
topics and is still leading the Rubik Studios.
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