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The sphere packing problem in eight dimensions

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Speaker: Henry Cohn, MIT and Microsoft Research
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Location: 3106 MSB and Zoom
Start time: Wed, Jul 27 2022, 3:10PM

Maryna Viazovska received a Fields Medal this summer for her solution of the sphere packing problem in eight dimensions. In this talk, we’ll take a look at how this problem could be solved in eight dimensions without addressing four through seven dimensions, and what the ramifications are.

The talk will be hybrid: By Zoom and broadcast in MSB 3106.