The “Gömböc” is the first homogeneous, convex object having just one stable and one unstable point of equilibrium. The cover of the fall 2006 (28/4) issue of the prestigeous international journal Mathematical Intelligencer features a Hungarian invention, first time after Rubik’s Cube in 1979. By constructing the Gömböc, the authors confirmed a decade-old conjecture initiated by the great Russian mathematician V.I. Arnold. The authors of the paper are Péter Várkonyi and Gábor Domokos .Both of them work at the Department of Mechanics, Materials and Structures ,School of Architecture and Engineering, Budapest University of Technology and Economics.

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