- 11/10/2020Now You Know: Rubik’s Cube turns 4040 years ago, a Hungarian mathematician created a three-dimensional puzzle, that has delighted and challenged people over the years who have tried to make the right moves to solve the cube.40 years ago, a Hungarian mathematician created a three-dimensional puzzle, that has delighted and challenged people over the years who have tried to make the right moves to solve the cube. Nov. 7 marked the 40
^{th} anniversary of the Rubik’s Cube. Dr. David Plaxco, assistant professor of Mathematics, discusses the math behind the three-dimensional puzzle, why any position on the cube is only 20 moves away and how the Rubik’s cube can be both frustrating and fun.academicscommunity