Maryna Viazovska Dec 7, 2021

Maryna ViazovskaEPF Lausanne, Switzerland

The sphere packing problem
Dec 7, 2021
UTC +3

The sphere packing problem asks for the densest configuration of non-overlapping unit balls in space. In this talk I shall speak about the sphere packing problem in various spaces and its generalisations. The talk will focus on linear programming and semidefinite programming methods as powerful tools for analysing and, in some cases, completely solving geometric optimisation questions.