Speaker: Sheldon Joyner (Western)
Title: Solving Rubik's cube using group theory
Time: 17:00 PM, Tuesday, September 2009, Room: 108
Group theory is the mathematical language of symmetry, and as such has many real world applications, ranging from the study of crystals to fundamental ideas about the workings of the universe. In this talk, we will introduce group theory and see how it is used to create a wonderful algorithm to solve Rubik's cube.