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An Introduction to Circle Packings

Student-Run Applied & Math Seminar

Speaker: Matthew Stamps, UC Davis
Location: 2112 MSB
Start time: Wed, May 7 2008, 12:10PM

A circle packing is a configuration of circles with prescribed tangencies corresponding to a given triangulation. I will discuss an algorithm for creating circle packings, some basic theorems, and a number of applications where circle packings are used. In particular, I will focus on some interesting properties of circle packings that arise from Penrose tilings.