What is Gömböc?
The 'Gömböc' (pronounced: 'goemboets') is the first and only known homogenous object with one stable and one unstable equilibrium point, thus two equilibria altogether on a horizontal surface. Not clear yet? No matter what you do with it, it always gets back to its only stable point of equilibrium.
Why so special?
It can be proven that no object exists with less than two equilibria. For many years it seemed that no such object can exist. It had to be Vladimir I. Arnold, the World famous Russian mathematician, who came up with the conjecture that such object can possibly exist.
Even more mind blowing story is on the horizon! Latest researches show, that pebbles out there are 'trying' to evolve into a Gömböc – an ideal, perfect but unachievable form, therefore. From the shape of the stones one may draw conclusions on the age of a stone. Stay updated and follow our blog for news!
You may find more information about the background of the mathematical problem at www.gomboc.eu.
Why buy one?
Gömböc is a jaw dropping gift that makes you literally unforgettable. A hypnotic toy on your desk that helps you to think over your dilemmas, draw your daily insipration and to remember yourself: it’s just a matter of time to get up from the floor. Available in steel, bronze, aluminium, plexi in transparent and black.