Playing puzzles on complicated surfaces

This talk will be about a project aiming to illustrate geometry through puzzles. The puzzles are played on surfaces, and have natural configuration graphs with a geometry of their own. These graphs are reminiscent of combinatorial graphs used in the study of moduli spaces of surfaces which can be visualised in similar ways.

The puzzles were created together with Paul Turner, and brought to life together with Mario Gutierrez and Reyna Juarez.


Date and Venue

Start Date
Online seminar
End Date


Hugo Parlier

Speaker's Institution

Université du Luxembourg



Algebra, Combinatorics and Number Theory