The Vinberg Lecture Series: Lecture 5 (Dec 07, 2021)
Maryna Viazovska (EPF Lausanne, Switzerland)
Title: The sphere packing problem
Abstract: 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.
About Combgeo Lab
We are the Laboratory of Combinatorial and Geometric Structures at MIPT. The lab aims to initiate collaboration and exchange between researchers who work on different topics in the fields of Combinatorics, Discrete and Computational Geometry, and Theoretical Сomputer Science.