Sphere packings and other news

[Posted on 23 march, 2016]

Apparently there have been recently two great advances on sphere packings in dimension higher than 3 :

  • a paper by Maryna Viasovska establishing the densest packing in dimension 8
  • another paper by Henry Cohn, Abhinav Kumar, Stephen D. Miller, Danylo Radchenko and Maryna Viazovska solving the 24-dimensional case (with the Leech lattice)

In other news :

Oranges, by dncnH on flickr

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