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Probabilistic techniques in packing theory


Speaker: Lewis Bowen, UC Davis
Location: 693 Kerr
Start time: Wed, Oct 23 2002, 4:10PM

Using probability theory we develop a framework through which packing problems in hyperbolic space can be understood. This enables us to prove the conjecture (by G. Fejes Toth, G. Kuperberg and W. Kuperberg) that completely saturated packings exist.