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2015 Levi Conant Lecture by Jeffrey Lagarias - "PACKING SPACE WITH REGULAR TETRAHEDRA"

Friday, December 04, 2015
4:00 pm
Floor/Room #: 
104

Jeffrey Lagarias

2015 AMS Levi L. Conant Prize Recipient

 

PACKING SPACE WITH REGULAR TETRAHEDRA

Abstract: The problem of packing space with regular tetrahedral has a 2000 year history. This talk surveys the history of the problem. It includes work by mathematicians, computer scientists, physicists, chemists, and materials scientists. Much progress has been made on it in recent years, yet there remain many unsolved problems.

View the 2015 Levi Conant Lecture by Jeffrey Lagarias that was given on December 4, 2015