Fonds DS - David Singmaster

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DS

Title

David Singmaster

Date(s)

  • c.1970-1980s (Creation)

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Fonds

Extent and medium

1 box

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Name of creator

(1939-)

Biographical history

David Breyer Singmaster (b.1939) was a Professor Emeritus of Mathematics at London South Bank University. A self-described metagrobologist, Singmaster became famous for his solution to the Rubik's cube, known as the "Singmaster notation" and his large personal collection of mechanical puzzles and books of brainteasers.

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Academic papers, publications and presscuttings collected and produced by David Singmaster.

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Accruals

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Language of material

  • English

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Papers, presscuttings and pamphlets

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GB--

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Dates of creation revision deletion

22/06/2020

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Archivist's note

London South Bank University Archives Centre

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