The Eternity Puzzle

The Eternity Puzzle

St Edmund Hall Research Expo 2015: Teddy Talks

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How mathematicians think about the puzzle that Christopher Monckton launched in 1999. In 1999 Christopher Monckton launched a new type of puzzle, similar to a jigsaw but with 209 plain green plastic pieces with geometric shapes. To attract interest, and increase sales, he offered a £1,000,000 prize for the first solution if found within a time limit of a few years. I'll describe some of the ideas Alex Selby and I developed to work on this puzzle,...Read More
How mathematicians think about the puzzle that Christopher Monckton launched in 1999. In 1...Read More