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David Singmaster

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David Singmaster

March 2006
BornDavid Breyer Singmaster

David Singmaster (born 1939) is a retired professor of mathematics at London South Bank University, England. A self-described metagrobologist, he is most famous for his solution to the Rubik's Cube and his huge personal collection of mechanical puzzles and books of brain teasers. He is also interested in the history of computers.


Singmaster is on the board of directors for the Conjuring Arts Research Center.


  • Notes on Rubik's magic cube, David Singmaster. Enslow Pub Inc, 1981. ISBN 0-89490-043-9.
  • Handbook of Cubik Math, David Singmaster and Alexander Frey. The Lutterworth Press, 1987. ISBN 0-7188-2555-1.
  • Rubik's Cube Compendium,Edited by David Singmaster Oxford University Press, 21 April 1988. ISBN 0-19-853202-4.
  • Sources in recreational mathematics : an annotated bibliography (2004)


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