The Vinberg Distinguished Lecture Series

Dec 7, 2021

Maryna Viazovska

EPF Lausanne, Switzerland

The sphere packing problem


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 generalizations. The talk will focus on linear programming and semidefinite programming methods as powerful tools for analyzing and, in some cases, completely solving geometric optimization questions.

A video of this lecture is available below.

Vinberg Distinguished Lecture Scientific Committee

Nikolay Bogachev​

University of Toronto, Canada

Sasha Kolpakov​

University of Neuchâtel, Switzerland

Alex Kontorovich

Rutgers University, USA