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Welcome to the 29th Anja S. Greer Conference on Mathematics, Science and Technology being held June 23 - June 28, 2013 at Phillips Exeter Academy.  If this is your first time to the campus, get to know the campus by visiting our interactive map. You can find your dorm by using the buiding filters.  (Your conference welcome letter let you know what dorm you have been assigned.)

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Thursday, June 27 • 3:45pm - 4:30pm
Rubik's Cube & Mathematics, History, and Lore

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The mathematics of the Rubik's Cube is as fascinating as its pop culture appeal. In this CwiC session I will share some of the mathematics involved in calculating how many different scrambles there are (roughly 43 quintillion!) and the recent discovery of "God's Number"; for the Cube. You will learn a brief history of the cube and see some appearances of the cube in TV, movies, and art. Don't miss seeing the cube being solved (live) in about 20 seconds!

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Ian Winokur

Greenfield Community College
Ian has been teaching mathematics since 2001 at the high school and college level. He has been at Greenfield Community College since 2009. He is interested in the use of technology to improve student learning. Ian first solved a Rubik's Cube in 2003 and has been hooked ever since. He has competed in about a dozen official tournaments. His fastest average in a competition was 16.53 seconds.

Thursday June 27, 2013 3:45pm - 4:30pm
The Forum

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