Date: Monday, September 22, 2014
Location: 3096 East Hall (2:30 PM to 3:30 PM)
Title: Sphere packing in n-dimensional Euclidean space
Abstract: I will discuss the problem of maximizing the packing density of hyperspheres in n dimensions. This has applications to the structure of materials in low dimensions and to error-correcting codes in arbitrary dimensions. I will discuss packings based on lattices, as well as lower and upper bounds on the maximum density. This talk is based on a series of lectures given by Henry Cohn at the Park City Mathematics Institute this summer.
Speaker: Brittan Farmer