05/02/2014

Forty Years of Mindbending Success with the Rubik’s Cube

12:24 minutes

The Rubik’s Cube was invented in 1974 by Hungarian architectural professor Erno Rubik. Since then, the puzzle has influenced engineers, designers, artists and puzzlemasters. Paul Hoffman, CEO of the Liberty Science Center, and speedcuber Anthony Brooks give a lesson in solving the cube and the history of the influential puzzle.

Segment Guests

Paul Hoffman

Paul Hoffman is the CEO of the Liberty Science Center and creative director of Beyond Rubik’s Cube in Jersey City, New Jersey.

Anthony Brooks

Anthony Brooks is Speedcuber-in-Residence at the Liberty Science Center in Jersey City, New Jersey.

Meet the Producer

About Alexa Lim

Alexa Lim is a producer for Science Friday. Her favorite stories involve space, sound, and strange animal discoveries.